I'm going to start again tomorrow and mulch with newspaper and lucerne as I go. I think it will be a whole lot quicker to get around this time and that is the plan, to stay on top of it so it is not a big job again. This will free up lots of time to do other things in the rest of the garden.
It has finally become quite hot today, a real summers day and while I dont relish the heat I think the hot dry conditions are good for lots of things in the garden so I'm happy to have some summer weather. I will just plan on doing my gardening early in the morning and late in the afternoon for a bit. There is plenty of hot weather jobs saved up indoors for the heat of the day.