Having cut the black plastic I had bought yesterday into 18 inch wide strips, I came to line the strawberry bed frame. My trusty staple gun made everything fairly easy and soon I was smoothing off the soil inside the frame, removing as much of the chickweed as I could.
Fortunately none were exactly together so I was able to ease the stronger ones clear and replant them in a new row beyond the other rows of that variety. I hope it doesn't set them back or make them go to seed!
Interestingly the strong wind had blown all the birds away - I didn't see one in the whole of my visit. However, the wind doesn't disturb the moles! There were fresh heaps of soil in the vacant soil next to the shallots so I poked a cane into the biggest with one of my bottle windmills on top - to scare them off with the rattling it makes.