Posted: 07/07/2012 at 11:30
House prices are faling here, same as everywhere else. You can still buy a 2 bed bungie with a fair sized garden for around 160K (in a decent area)
The real added bonus for gardeners is that we don't get hose pipe bans. 80% of our water comes from underground aquifers, and the water company (Veolia East) serves such a small area that the reservoirs don't get depleted. The water table here is very high. When we dug the foundations for our extension, three feet down and we were up to our ankles in water! The ground here is sandy soil over glacial clay. You need to make tons and tons of compost to get anywhere near half decent soil for veggies. I'm happy here.
Cheesecake with strawbs from the garden. I had to buy the kwi fruit!