Busy mapping out key features in the garden design as outlined by Karen Laing, Beechgrove's landscape gardener this afternoon. It was fortuitous that we spotted a Network-Rail Van in the vicinity. We hijacked the poor guys and tortured (begging and pleading) them into contacting their bosses to help us out with the railway banking. We have been trying to get hold of Network Rail for weeks but we were thwarted by their effective front line guards in customer care. However, the guys today couldn't have been more helpful and it looks as if work will start tommorrow on the embankment. See what can happen when one actually gets to speak to people face to face!