I moved to this home (and to Canada) six years ago. After the first year of looking at a square of boring grass,
I have spent many pleasurable, achy and expensive hours coaxing, poking and persuading the wee patch behind my house to play ball, and have pleaded with it to grow some nice "stuff" for me.
Finally, this year, the flowery borders have a bit of height, a decent splash of colour, and the lawn looks kinda OK.
Free plants are the best kind! I was given a few of those at the end of the 2011 season. Everything came back up again last summer, but didn't really flower much or do itself justice - it was still getting used to it's new home,