Ok - kept the grass but added some herbs along the front to soften the edges! - Couple of sages (got to help with wisdom!) a thyme (lemon - great with fish), some parsley (flat leaved) and a couple of lavenders (cos they smell nice!!!). Put a weed mat down and gravel on the top. Also put in a few more stepping stones - otherwise the grass is turning more and more into mud! Really pleased things are gradually growing - just can't wait to get planting! (Another month or so and the frosts are finished) covered up the beds last night as it was still a bit chilly but the weather has been beautiful all day - bit of back ache tonight - nothing a good hot bath won't fix!!!