Happy as this gent looks, mud is the bane of any gardener's life. At times conditions were not too far away from this on Hill Rise allotments. For anyone with a digging desire, heavy clay and rain are an unhappy combination. The only solution is to stay well away until things dry out.
Looks like that isn't a problem I'm going to encounter on the new bowls club allotment. Surprised how easily workable the alluvial soil was, in spite of heavy early morning rain. When it did compact down, only took a light application of the spade to recover.
Managed to get strawberries planted. Installed some poles to support the Glen Ample raspberries. Still got chives and leeks to replant before giving the whole plot a good tidy.