This is my new designed planting distance device. It quickly enables me to place plants at 1/4/9/16 plants per square foot. My old 'square foot device' as you can see it close to collapse. While Sian was away in Newcastle recently I created three new deep beds (in the lawn) ... there is still plenty of space to sit and read and sip 'rosehip tea'. Sadly the weather is still so cold here that there is little sign of life in the beds ... but a time will come. A careful look at the end bed shows where the 'blackbird' has decided to do the gardening for me ... I have to keep going around collecting the soil.