This has taken two days but is done for now. Herewith this small area before we cleared it, overgrown with plants and mare's tail:
Cleared and a frog house built. Extra bricks were put in to give them and any creature that falls in, two places to climb out:
Darker soil after the overnight rain. Two rhubarb plants put in from bed two. This area doesn't get as much sunlight as anywhere else, but it does strike the soil where the rhubarb has been put in, for about 5 hours a day. Fingers crossed they adapt:
More easy style plants may be put in early next year but for now, it has to be kept clear. We have a large fence to the right of this bed that needs changing in the winter months. As much as the fence people we use are gardener's themselves, they do occasionally trample things down.