Posted: 16/02/2014 at 12:17
Thanks for all these helpful comments! Fortunately I was able to have two removal vans - and (as importantly) a team of very helpful removal men - they probably thought I was a bit mad, but who cares?!
I'm now moved in and have all my hostas, fuschias and other plants safely here. I'm now looking forward to starting on the garden - it's only a small cottage garden with a courtyard at the back - but lots of space for pots!