Although the pea and broad bean rows look terrible, on closer inspection I wasn't all that bothered. Most of them are annual weeds which are a lot easier to deal with than dock leaves, bindweed, horsetail which take a lot of repetitive digging and patience.
However, half an hours weeding and a bit of hoeing saw it looking like this.
Already the nights are drawing in, I couldn't understand why I was unable to see to the bottom end of the plot - it had got so dark by 9.15 that I couldn't see 50 feet away ! So it was time to pack up and come home albeit unwillingly.