Moving House and Garden

Up sticks

As we all know summer is the most popular time of year to move house, but it is also the time of year when we really see how beautiful our gardens are. Gardening is one of the most popular hobbies in the UK and for those with a house on the market, pruning your fruit trees and weeding your herbaceous border may well become a real thorn in your side. Leaving behind a well tended garden can be hard for the keen (or not so keen) gardener, but now it seems we are upping sticks and leaving (literally). People spend approximately £297 a year on their garden and over time this can really add up, so no wonder more and more of us are taking our garden with us. Although there may be a strong temptation to strip the garden from top to bottom, remember it may be one of the reasons the buyers fell in love with the house and most will not allow you to leave a barren land of soil and weeds. When selling your house you must make your intentions, in regards to the garden, clear and if you want to keep a prized perennial or you cherish your Chamaemelum then you must make sure it is written up by your solicitors in your sales contract.

Their new habitat

Remember to be practical and think like a gardener! If your heart is set on taking a sentimental plant… or 3 then check the soil in your new garden and think about the climate.  Moving from Cornwall to The Highlands may be a big move for you weather wise, but it will be for your plants too and they cannot turn up the thermostat in the garden! Soil can also vary wildly in different areas within the UK so check this out, even if you aren’t moving that far.

Think ahead

Planning the logistics of your house move is very stressful at the best of times but transporting uprooted plants around the country means you will have to know exactly where to plant them when you arrive at your new house. Make sure you do some forward planning and check out the shaded or sunnier areas to suit the plants. Although some plants really cannot be transported you could always take a cutting and grow it from scratch in your new home. This may be the best of both worlds as your buyer can enjoy your lovely plants and you can too! If you are planning a move and you want to know what you can and can’t take from your glorious garden then take a look at the Royal Horticultural Society website. For more information on how we can help you with your move, contact us today.


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