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By amy

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Dear friends it’s with much sadness I have to tell you we are moving , we’ve spend 23 wonderful years here ,the half acre garden was originally all grass which needed to be designed from scratch it has taken a lot of hard work to get it to it’s present state but has given us so much pleasure over the years it has gradually matured into the beautiful garden it is today … I shall be sad to leave it ..

Some of you may remember my husband was very ill a couple of years ago at that time our daughter was very worried that if anything happened to one of us the other couldn’t cope with this large garden and wouldn’t it make sense to move closer to her .
After a lot of soul searching we realized she was right our daughter lives 40 miles distant our son 200 making it difficult for them to reach us quickly if needed ..

It’s taken 18 months to sell our property for two reasons ,

Firstly :-
Although everyone loved it and admired the garden the size of it actually went against us as most professional, commuting /working couples said they couldn’t cope with it and the same was said for the older generation they didn’t want the work involved .

Secondly :-

And this was the real game changer we’ve had our own little Oasis of calm at the end of a dirt track for years with only the Muntjac Deer and wild life for company so the thought of anything happening to spoil our peace and quiet didn’t make us very happy …

The day arrived when the plans to build 126 homes at the end of the lane were passed apart for a few alteration to the plans it will go ahead which as you can imagine has put people off buying our property nobody wanted to live on what could ultimately be a giant building plot with lorries blocking your exit/entrance ..

This is the fenced off area at the end of the lane waiting for work to commence . I truly believe once this project is completed they’ll put in planning permission to build on the other fields on either side of us , maybe it was meant to be and we’ll be better off out of it …

Someone has finally seen past all that and love it and can’t wait to move in ,they are saying they would like to move here at the beginning of November .. Help !

I have so much to do to get organised so will be logging off for some time to come probably until we are settled into our new home which incidentally was a last minute rush to find somewhere we liked … the new garden is smaller and much more manageable it needs an awful lot doing to it I’m sure i’ll be picking your brains for ideas for that .. I admire Sheilabub she’s moved into her new home and has already planned her garden …

Take care my friends ,Happy Gardening I’ll be back ASAP

Amy x

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Amy this must have been heartbreaking news. Nowhere seems to be safe these days and its good you can go before you see what happens to it. I'm glad to hear your lovely garden will be cared for by a new gardener.

Be encouraged by other Goyers who've downsized so successfully - you'll surely be glad you did it - and you have all your photos and memories.

So glad you've found somewhere that suits you -I'm sure we'll all be looking forward to watching your new garden take shape - and you won't need to worry about deer proof plants in future.

Very best wishes for stress free move (If there is such an animal..)

10 Oct, 2017

 

I can understand the housing estate being the game changer. About 3 months after we moved in,an old goods train station just the other side of the building next door had planning permission application put in for it to be turned into a aggregate haulage yard. Opening times asked for where 4am till 10pm and hoppers used during these times. We tried to block it but failed but it did at lease be given shorter operating times. If this had happened before we had completed, we would never have bought this house. Unfortunately this seems to be a problem, that when you move into a rural area, it can end up being built on. I am so sorry to hear this has happened to you.

I am glad too that you have managed to find a new home and I hope that once you have moved you will enjoy planning and planting your new garden with all the knowledge that you have gained over the years.

wishing you all the best with your move and look forward to when you come back on here, showing your new garden and watching it's process.

10 Oct, 2017

 

I'm sorry to hear you're having to move Amy, it must have been a hard decision to come to. However, after reading your blog I'm sure you've made the right decision.

Once you've got settled in your new home (at least you'll be moved for Christmas) it will be spring before you know it and you'll be up to your eyes in planning and digging in your new garden.

Don't forget to keep us all up to date, and I wish you every happiness in your new home.

10 Oct, 2017

 

What a wrench, but you know you have made the right decision. I do hope everything goes as planned.
Take my best wishes with you for your new future. We look forward to seeing you on here as you transform your new garden to a smaller piece of paradise.

10 Oct, 2017

 

I will pm you Amy.......xxx

10 Oct, 2017

 

wow I told you someone would luv your place

Yes time to go ..... to adventures new ....

Gg

10 Oct, 2017

 

I know it's taken a lot of soul searching for you both,Amy,but I feel your decision is the right one ,and to be so much nearer to your daughter and family, will be so much easier for you all..Russell and I are delighted you have finally found the house you have been looking for..and once you have put your personal stamp on it,and also the garden,you will be happy you made the move..I know how much you have loved your present home,but all your memories will go with you to your new one..We wish you every happiness,and please keep in touch when you can..xx

10 Oct, 2017

 

You explained your situation so well and I realise what a soul searching time it has been for you. Perhaps the plans for the new houses had to happen, making the decision somewhat easier for you to come to.

You have had a truly beautiful garden but I feel sure you will really enjoy creating a brand new one in your next home. Your family must be so pleased that you will be living closer to them - sooner than expected it seems!! A busy few weeks ahead.

Hope your preparations for the move go smoothly and also that the move itself is straight forward.

Very best wishes to you both, come back to us when you can.
x

10 Oct, 2017

 

You've explained everything so well, Amy, and we all feel for you. Yes, you are now very busy, and it is a stressful time, but if my experience is anything to go by then you won't look back with any regrets. It will all be worth it - lots of luck, and I look forward to seeing you back here when you get the chance :) x

10 Oct, 2017

 

Good luck in your new home Amy hope you will settle and see it was wise sad you are leaving your oasis.
The only plus to having a big garden no one can build right on top of you like they are doing hear it not just there its all over they have stated they want rid of little villages and all green belt will go no matter what we say.
I was only to day saying to my son today when he moves make sure its an area thats already has been been built on so you know they cant put other building on top of you like eg factories warehouses high rise flats for students or housing for undesirables like they are doing here and not putting enough parking spaces which makes people at war with one another.

10 Oct, 2017

 

Aaawww Amy, pulls at the heart strings, I will message you x

10 Oct, 2017

 

I hope you are going to be happy in your new home. sad to leave such a lovely place but I am sure you will enjoy planning your new garden.

10 Oct, 2017

 

Be practical Amy, its autumn, dig up lots of plants to take with you on the lorry. In Spring 2018 they will flower again and you will be back with your garden again !

11 Oct, 2017

 

It has clearly been a wrench for you Amy. However, I don’t think you would be happy there on the edge of a new housing estate. If that ever happens to us we will be out of here. The next few weeks will be hectic for you, but you will soon move forwards and on to new and hopefully better things. A smaller garden is so much more manageable, and having your daughter near you will be such a blessing. I wish you joy, peace and happiness in your new home, and look forward so much to seeing your new garden as you develop it. Its a good time of year to be moving as you can hunker down indoors over the winter months and get your house nice and cosy. Then spring will be here and you’ll be all rested up and ready for garden action! Xx

11 Oct, 2017

amy
Amy
 

Thank you all for your lovely comments and kind thoughts , I was thinking how we wouldn't know anybody once we moved like Billy-no-mates Ha ha, but then you my friends will be here where ever we go that is a great comfort ,we'll be approx 8 miles from our daughter so close enough but not to on her doorstep ..
Our own horticultural society here will be celebrating there 100 years centenary this year we'll be back to celebrate with them ...
I have masses of plants in pots ,cuttings galore ,its taking us longer to collect statues, urns , sundials etc ,wall items outside items than anything else they're all being put to one side some of them weigh a ton I would love to take some of my big flints ... when we arrive over there the first thing we must do is to get a greenhouse there is a nice conservatory I expect plants will find a temporary home in there ...
Amy x

11 Oct, 2017

 

I'm pleased to know you've found somewhere near your daughter. It will be peace of mind for you all.

You'll be sad to leave your lovely garden, but once you move into your new home and start concentrating on the new one you'll feel happier. The old garden will become a happy memory and the new one will become part of your present life.
I know because I've "been there, done that" :)

I'll have to have your new address otherwise I won't be able to send you a Christmas card this year :) I'll send you an email soon xxx

11 Oct, 2017

 

What you have gone through to get to this point! I'm so happy for you. Being close to your daughter will be a comfort.
Leavings are sad... I understand, having been there. BUT, a new garden to plan and work on! How exciting. Don't envy you having to move so quickly but I've also done that too! Selling and moving near the end of the year is one of the most stressful things Terry and I had to do. We made it and so will you! I'm talking from seven years on, in our case, but you will soon be able to look back in amazement at your progress.
Blessings on your new home. Can't wait for your new garden pics!

11 Oct, 2017

 

Quite understand your concerns and your feelings of sadness. We are older and our garden is, I feel, too big now. We should really downsize.
It can become a chore instead of a delight. My OH is a workaholic and reluctant to allow others to help.

You will have happy memories and lots of photos to remind you; you will have a new garden to inspire and delight you.

11 Oct, 2017

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Hywel don't worry as soon as we have a moving date I'll let you know my new address x ...
Lori you have kept me going all these months listening to my tales of woe and ensuring me it would all come good in the end Thank you for that , fingers crossed we will soon see the light at the end of the tunnel :o))

11 Oct, 2017

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Eirlys I'm afraid our lovely garden was beginning to become a chore as much as we love it it needed constant care to keep it in good shape , it will be good to have more time for other things and still enjoy a smaller garden ..

11 Oct, 2017

 

I'll pm you, Amy.
Your friends here all know & understand how things in life sometimes have to change. Hywel is spot on with his words, it'll all work out for the better.

12 Oct, 2017

 

What big changes for you Amy. I hope somehow the new houses being built will help you move on as your garden would never have been the same after that. Good luck Denise xx

12 Oct, 2017

 

Oh Amy, what a brave decision. I love your garden. Do come back once you are settled. I talk about your garden a lot to friends. Your new garden is very lucky to have you as the new owner. Take lots of plants with you.......I remember when Karen moved house half the garden went too. xx

12 Oct, 2017

 

Amy, what can I say in addition to all that others have said? I just wish you every happiness in your new home & look forward to hearing how your garden develops. It seems a very sensible move to me. I think you will find that it takes about 6months before you feel it is home (when you are driving back there after being out somewhere, that is).

14 Oct, 2017

amy
Amy
 

Thank you Mari , Denise You're right it wouldn't be the same once they start building here ,I've seen the plans they look more like warehouses than houses not very attractive at all , Linda you are kind what lovely comments to make,I have load of plants & cuttings ready to go with me ... Ff I can quite understand what you're saying it's going to be very strange going home to somewhere quite different, thank you for your kind good wishes .. :o) ..

15 Oct, 2017

 

I expect the 'time' before a new house feels like home varies for everyone . . . but ours is already feeling like home to me after just three weeks. (It probably helps that our regular journeys are now easier.)

15 Oct, 2017

amy
Amy
 

That sounds promising Sheila ,I'm pleased for you you're obviously adapting very quickly to your new home and life .. That's good news :o)

15 Oct, 2017

 

I'm sure you will too, Amy :))

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