After visiting a home garden north of here I have decided to completely change the layout of the vegetable patch. I have dug up the whole area where the polly tunnel and several of the beds were and created deep ditches with mounded soil rows. The plan is to simplify everything, there are still some wood/sleeper raised beds but to reduce the use of materials we are going to plant out these mounds instead. I am hoping this will also help with the unexpected lack of drainage in the newly relocated polly tunnel. We have loads of seeds ready for planting out soon so hopefully we will get a break from this weather and start to feel hints of spring soon.