Posted: 13/02/2016 at 15:31
You've got noise on the brain Wonks!
A good space there Iansy. I'd go with some lawn for your little ones and make a couple of areas for growing plants you like. You can use grass seed which is inexpensive but it'll be a little while before you can use it. Turf is a bit more instant. You can grow lots of things from seed - ideal if you want some colour - and we have a seed swap thread on the forum where others will offer you some bits and bobs to get you going. Plenty of veg from seed too.
There are good bargains to be had in GCentres, nurseries and DIY places - usually later in the year. If you can get some decent sized perennials in pots at that time, you can usually split them adn get three smaller plants to grow on.
Hope that's a little help just now.