Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:19
Thank you all for your really helpful comments.
Mulching sounds a good idea and keeping the lawn cut well and edged , yes every time. I'm in the process of training my husband on the edging. He hasn't quite got it yet....we've been together for 35 years but I live in hope.
I'm starting to wonder if one should actually go for opening ones garden. I confess to being reactive, not proactive (the genes I expect - blame my mother) so perhaps that's the answer. On the other hand, life's a bit too short to get fretting about a bit of bindweed....and nettle...and bramble...cleavers....ground ivy and all the rest