Interesting mystery seedlings are rarely something you would like In your garden - but sometimes they are..Ground cover plants cover ground everywhere - not just the bare, infertile patches. They really like cultivated ground best .20 plants for a tenner are 20 plants no one wants.If you buy a tray of bedding plants, pick a tray with only one in flower so that you know the colour.Don't pay full price in a garden centre for a plant with moss or seeds on the soil surface. It's been unsold and unloved for some time.Most lawn weeds are prettier than grass.Don't grow vegetables that you only like a bit. You will hate them by the end of the year.
I was given the advice to just observe a new garden for the first year, to see what comes up. In our case, Jurassic Park and Triffids! We’ve been fighting to regain control ever since!