On day two he used our ancient tiller to cut up the grass surface
Dug out round the sides so that the wooden post-frame fitted in at soil level so we can run the mower over them and raked in the soil.
And how brilliant............ we have a new bed. I did make him sit down in between the various jobs and kept saying it didn't need doing all at once but it's done now.
What shall I plant?
I have Tulip bulbs called "Florists favourites" on order. Shan't bother with Daffodils as bunches are for sale everywhere in the spring. Must find good value Alstromeria or Peruvian Lily as I grew them to sell at the smallholding and they last really well as cut flowers. I have some seeds for Sweetpeas too.
I've borrowed a book from the library which is full of ideas, but I won't have room for everything.
PS Many thanks for comments on car boot stuff, dirty British coasters and John Constable!