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Struggling to afford gardening costs and stay in home.
Good morning all. I have a very worrying dilema. I live in a housing association property which I love. It's a bungalow in a quiet village. I have been here 8 years, but due to recent health issues, breast cancer, back surgery and more, I am no longer able to do things in the garden. There are some very overgrown trees which worry me as I can't afford to pay someone to trim them. I pay an Age UK gardener £40 a fortnight to cut the grass and do a bit of weeding, and £100 to a local man who trimmed the large hedge here. I am on Pension credit, so finances aren't too great. I have registered on the Homeswapper site, but haven't found anywhere suitable yet. To be honest, I'm not sure I have the energy to move. It's all a huge worry to me. I asked the housing association if they could assist with the tree work, but they say it's my responsibility. I'm overwhelmed with everything, not least my cancer aftercare, and feel I'm being pressured to move as I can't afford to upkeep the garden any more. It seems that every spare penny I get goes on people to help in the garden, which is silly. I really don't know what to do. I've never felt so low as I do at the moment. If anyone can offer some suggestions as to which way to turn I would be very grateful. Thanks.