Posted: 30/12/2013 at 14:16
My last house had a horrible front garden. The landlord had dug down several feet and used major chemicals, laid a membrane then filled it with stones. It wasn't for parking, he just didn't want to have to do any work on it. It was very satisfying when I noticed loads of poppies growing in between the stones !
The house we just moved into a couple of weeks ago has a very soggy, uneven, east facing front garden. A patchy bit of grass and standing water in pools. It's not going to beat me tho. The only thing apart from the grass is a clump of marigolds in the corner, got a shock when I saw them flowering in mid December. But ar least it means something will grow there.