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Well for those of you that have seen my entries over the past few months you will know we are planning a move to the Isle of Wight in July after my 16 year old has finished her GCSE’s. This means that our house will be up for sale. I am a little sad to leave it behind mainly because of the garden, I have put so much time and effort into it, mainly the back garden which has been completely re-designed! There are thousands of pounds of plants and new fencing and a new workshop, plus the house (3 bedroom detached) has been totally re-decorated and 2 new bathrooms have been put in.
I suppose this is a bit of a sales pitch as I would ideally like my property to go to someone who is a keen gardener, but would like something that has a solid foundation to start them off.
The property is in the quiet village of Jacksdale which is Nottinghamshire and it has its own doctor, dentist, chemist, post office,primary school, community centre and more importantly an independent garden centre. It is less than 10 minutes away from Junction 27 of the M1 and the A38 and is ideal for a commuting family. If you know of anyone who is in the position to move to this area and doesn’t mind waiting until July then you can contact me through GOY. I have plenty of pictures of the garden in my photos so take a good look and ask any questions on the blog.

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It must be sad in a way for you to leave your lovely plants and garden, but you're off to a place you know and love. Good Luck with the search for a gardener buyer.

27 Feb, 2008


Hi Andrea
Its soon come around has`nt it! I no how sad it must feel 2leave all those plants ect behind as i had2do the same thing over 9year ago when i lost my Private Rented Home :( i loved it there did so much2the garden&house My children had made many friends 2 :( But like David z your off 2 agreat new house&garden2,All my best wishes Andrea that some 1 will fall 4your Home&Garden as you did :) x

27 Feb, 2008


Hi Andrea, i have no doubt that you will attract the right sort of buyer, your garden is lovely! and i know it's sad, we did it a couple of years ago, but hey look at it this way, as one door closes another will open. just think, where ever you move to will be a fresh garden and a new start, - how exciting - a hole new world of new projects! and there is nothing to stop you from taking some of your plants with you! i dug up quite a lot from my last garden which are happily growing away in my new one! in fact some of the plants actually originated for the garden i had before that about 8 years ago! lol you can always just throw in a bit of bedding to fill any gaps in your old garden who will know? well i wish you the best of luck in finding someone Andrea x

28 Feb, 2008


I was just looking at your garden photos and I'm quite sure that you will be able to pot up some of your plants and take them with you! When we had our Garden room built, we made a temporary flower bed for precious shrubs behind the garage and also potted up a number of perennials (splitting some as we did so) and most of them not only survived but actually thrived! I even dug up a large Cistus and re-planted it several months later - it looks so healthy now, a new lease of life for it. Otherwise, those too big to take - well, look on it as an opportunity to grow new things which you couldn't before. Hope someone really nice comes along who will appreciate all your hard work.

28 Feb, 2008


Good luck Andrea. Fingers crossed that you find the perfect buyer for your garden but hope you don't forget to look forward to the adventure that awaits you in the new home - new design, new plants, new garden centres to find! And as the girls have said maybe a few old favourites to keep you company to start with

28 Feb, 2008


Most of the plants in my back garden are specimen plants and are in large pots which will definitely be coming with me. I suppose I was just testing the water to se if anyone knew anyone who was looking to move to Nottinghamshire?
I have some grand plans for the new gardens, a large vegetable plot and some chickens for a start

28 Feb, 2008

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