Of course, wanting desperately to have some part in the transformation I decide to pull a few ferns too, although it didn't take long for me realise that I may have over done it.
And so I became the official photographer for the rest of the transformation, helping every now and then to pull a few more out whenever I felt like I had recovered enough.
The Chickens feasted on 20+ courses of snails, bugs and geckos. They ate so much I'm surprised they could move!
About half way there and I make Andrew stop for a well earned lunch break.
An amazing effort for only 2 and a half hours work.
Tired and dirty I am really proud of Andrew and the final result. Eventually we will rip down the retaining wall we are sitting on, flatten the back yard and extend out the pergola. Baby steps Jude, baby steps...