Last week we saw that a house we had wanted to buy some 5 years ago was back on the market. We were keen to have another look, but (to cut a long story short) for lots of reasons, it really wouldn't work for us right now. So we're staying put, at least for a while.
During that 24 hour period of looking at options, and thinking of all the pro's and con's associated with the upheaval of moving house - the one thing that really bothered me was the thought of leaving our garden.
Not that our garden is fully established, or feeding us masses of produce, or is even a candidate for The Open Garden Scheme. Not by a long shot.
But in the four years we've been here, we have put structures in place, built garden beds, planted vines and fruit trees, and have laid foundations for what we hope will turn into a very productive stoney patch of ground.
And something about having to leave it all, and not get to see the first fruit off the white mulberry, or harvest baskets full of passionfruit - all these small things seemed suddenly very big reasons to stay.
Sure, we could start all over again somewhere else - we've done it many times before. But - for now anyway - we've put down roots.
Why is your garden special to you? I'd love to hear your story.
Until next time - happy gardening. x