Posted: 02/10/2013 at 07:55
Didn't remember the dog I'm afraid - that's because I'm too young of course...
I never had a greenhouse and always kept new strawb runners outside- albeit against a sheltered wall here in the windy west of Scotland!
Pieris- re the colour - think that may be a myth!
Grass struggles if it's cut very short so it gives the weeds a chance to get their feet in the door and take over. Give it a chance early on by cutting it a little higher and feeding it. When the weather warms up you can cut it shorter .
Would agree with fidget on the other queries.