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I am moving house in the Autumn and have about 50 hostas of various sizes, all in pots and tubs - some about 4 ft in diameter, (although they will be dying back by then) as well as 20 fuschias and many other plants and cuttings to take.  What's the best way to move them all?  It seems that they will need a removal van all of their own which is going to be very expensive!



  • AllymcAllymc Posts: 23

    I moved house a few years ago at the end of October, I had a second van for the plants and I dont think I am the only one. A friend of mine had 1 van for their house and 2 for the garden !

    You could try taking the hostas out of the pots etc and wrapping them in damp newspaper or in bin bags to keep them moist a couple of days before. After all bare rooted plants arrive by post after having being lifted and stored for a while so a few days should be ok.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,210

    Snap. When we moved I brought about 3,000 plants with us. The needed a van of their own too!

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    When we moved I had a smaller  van for the plants. Fortunately my BIL drove that one so not so expensive.

  • When I moved here my ex let me bring 4 pots. I managed to sneak in 6. Since he left I have had a wonderful time filling my tiny garden as much as I can

  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214


    Don't forget to tell the buyer exactly what is not included in the sale of the house. We got into an unbelievable squabble when we sold one house. Every plant had to named, discussed and accounted for in the price!

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    My sister moved her garden, she bought the house for the garden - not the interior! Such a fab gardener she is. Good luck and enjoy.

  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    Can you not hire and drive a van yourself? We did was much cheaper. 

  • jo4eyesjo4eyes Posts: 2,058

    Yep, 2cnd van will be needed here too when we do move. Luckily OH knows good local carriers/man & van which should be cheaper.

    Dont forget the contents of any sheds, greenhouses etc. Also what about bags of homemade compost, leaf mould etc......oh help!! J.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,918

    When we moved into last house we took coal and logs...image

    Ona serious note- if you want to  take plants that are in the ground you have to state on the particulars that you intend to do that. Otherwise they're considered to be included in the sale. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,233

    I only moved a few plants last time I moved, but I did take the contents of the compost heap.

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