We have been working on both sides of the lawn. The wall side, Jamie has almost finished the edging, he's left the end so that the digger can get in. There's some brick rubble a few inches down which is quite a job to dig out, so we'll take it away by digger and bring in some better soil and some muck. That's one of the next jobs. I'm inclined to think that I'll put in annuals this year because I'm not sure how many of the perennial weeds will come up again and it'll be better to be able to dig it over thoroughly at the end of the summer. I am wondering what I can put in that the chickens won't eat or pull up, and not that hopeful! He's done more bricks than this actually, I evidently forgot to take a final picture. At the point he's finished, the bed is about 6 feet wide and increasing.
The edging looks lower than the ground, but it won't be. It's the same height as the kerb the other side of the drive, so we'll take some soil away. It will not be used in the garden, as it has ground elder in it.