I had another look at the runner bean frame and decided that the intersecting points were too low
It will be top-heavy when full of foliage. So I undid all those carefully wound lashings and and made the centres higher.
The waters have subsided a lot today, so I was able to plant out some of the cosmos. The snails had decapitated a few of them in the cold frame and had a good go at the red cabbage plants, but the blue pellets have seen a lot of them off to cabbage patch heaven.
I made a start on my cutting garden. An incidental result of making the hugelkultur bed and the other raised beds, was that I lowered the level of the paths and raised the level of the soil. Adding the depth of soil and the extra soil improver has meant that the bed is quite workable even though the paths are very wet.
I planted out cosmos and sweet william.....accompanied by plenty of slug pellets.