Couple of hours with a turf remover machine thing, a lot of forking over, fixing the wood round and banging in metal corner bits to screw the whole lot together and TA DA! thanks to my brilliant BiL Andrew I have 3 vegetable beds. What a star........... and yes I did treat him to fish and chips!
All I have to do now is sort out some top soil and a few bags of compost for one bed to start with. We put all the turf that came off grass-side-down in a builders bag and covered it over because.... in theory.... the grass should die and the whole rot will rot down into just soil which can then be added back onto a bed in a years time.
And because the turf cutter machine was delivered an hour later than the time I'd got written down Andrew even had time to put together a set of metal shelving that I'd bought for the garage!
What a successful day and this young visitor was ever so happy to find some fresh soil to sort through