As you can see from the picture above, I managed to implement my plan of working on my garden design using the snow on Saturday morning. There was just about enough left over to mark out three long beds. The curve in the front two is deliberate as it leaves a space between that and the third bed to put some fruit bushes and also use as a working area. Each of those beds will have the soil sloped up from front to back to make better use of the available sun while the third will be for plants being trained to grow up canes which we will support against the wall (eg. courgettes). The back of each bed will be marked out with empty bottles — if you look closely, you will see that I have used the ones collected so far to mark out the rough shape for when the snow melted.