Leaving my garden

Hello everyone, an unexpected opportunity has come up and I'm moving, which is greatimage the down side is that I'm leaving my garden and all the lovely plants that I've grown and plantedimage

I'm moving to a lovely place up country lanes which is peaceful and beautiful. I don't care about the property I'm leaving but so sad to be leaving the garden. It did so well this year, I had loads of insects and butterflies

Will try and take some of my plants with me, but don't have the space or the time to move them all. I'm in such a dilemma as to what to take and what to leave behind. I know in my heart that I can grow them again, but it feels sad to leave them behind and the chances are that they won't be appreciated by the new tenants or the landlord.

I've been here for nearly 3 years and didn't think I would feel this way, when I started out



  • Take a few, turn your back, and start again with all your accumulated knowledge and enthusiasm. Don't look back.......

    Life is full of choices.....take this one and revel in it.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,250

    I agree with WW.  

    The seed swap will be round again to restockimage

  • Best wishes for your move Hollie!   I would feel just the same as you, but

    just think of all the plans you can make during the dark winter days for

    your new garden and how lovely to be moving to the country - I do envy you!  image

  • don't try to copy what you had... your new garden will call for different solutions. But do have a few echoes of the past... some subtle reminders , happy memories.

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,344

    Thank you image I wasn't expecting to feel this way about plants!

    In my new home I will have a small garden but plenty of opportunities for having some extra land. I hope to have a proper space to grow veggies and maybe some chickens. Will pick out some to take with me and start againimage

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,344

    Your right WW, my new garden is a lot smaller and I have no idea about the aspect, it's a lot higher than where I am, no problem with flooding...........the water will run straight downimageWill take some favourites and those that are small but spreading.

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 11,269

    Pick out your very favorite s and perhaps you could take cuttngs of some of the others. Hope you are very happy in your new home 

  • Moving to the practical, your micro climate might be different. You won't know for a while? Is the soil different. Where I live most of the gardens are up the hill on gravelly acid soils. I am in the river valley on alkaline soil. I am in a bit of a frost pocket, in spite of being near a fairly large river. You learn all the slight differences as you go, but that is gardening. If everything was certain it would be much less interesting. Don't fear to fail. I learn most from my mistakes... which must make me very clever indeed...image

  • No expertNo expert Posts: 415

    Best of luck on the move Hollie.

    Moved here myself from London 22 years ago. Had done no gardening over there. Worked at construction for 16 years untill made redundant in 2008. Back gardening since.

    Learned how much i forgot in the meantime.

    The only thing I brought from my mum and dads home was my rhubarb and it's still going strong.

    Grab a few favourites and hit for the hills, and enjoy a new start it's great for the soul.

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,199

    How exciting Hollie - a new adventureimage

    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
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