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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:24 pm    Post subject: Planting for a grave Reply with quote

A colleague of C's recently took her to see the grave of her baby girl (almost 2) who died a year ago. Very sad affair. The friend said that it was a pity how all the flowers people kept leaving just withered and that she would love to see something growing there, but neither she nor her husband have a clue about plants.
So I'm looking for ideas - other than spring bulbs, primroses and the like, I'm a bit stuck at present. It's an exposed site but not near the sea, acid soil. I'm thinking low growing, slow growing, evergreen, seasonal interest. Needs minimal and unskilled maintenance - though who knows, looking after a little plot like this might spark greater enthusiasm?
All suggestions welcome.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe a carpet rose. There's a lovely pink one called The Fairy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How sad.

Might seem a little obvious, but there are some lovely low-growing heathers out there. Not the showiest of flowers, but hardy and reliable.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plants in pots are what we use then they can be changed for seasonal interest.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Germany they use Heathers. Sounds good to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jan: Cyclamen and Ivy
Feb: Pansies, Violas and primula
March:Snowdrops and Daffodils and Ophiophogum (Black Grasses)
April: Daisies and Ivy
May: Hostas ( Sorry cant think) Maybe small topiary plant Box, Ligustrum,
June:Summer bedding
July: Summer bedding
August Summer bedding
Sept: Heathers
Oct: Heathers
Nov: Skimmia and Ivy.
Dec: Christmas wreath
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are many roses with names of people. Unless the child had an unusual name perhaps a rose. Spring bulbs and heathers that the bulbs could poke through
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rock Roses would be a good idea. Flower virtually all the time, spread out, suppress weeds and need no maintenance apart from a haircut once a year.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of lovely ideas, folks, thanks very much.that will help the thinking cap! I'm a bit pre-occupied at present. We had a trip to the hospital in Galway today in preparation for C having some major surgery in February. So thanks for the ideas, they have started me thinking. The area surrounding the graveyard is wild, mountainous and beautiful. I think heathers are definitely in, along with cyclamen and spring bulbs. Maybe a dwarf juniper, there is a huge variety available. Space is limited, of course.
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Lots of lovely ideas, folks, thanks very much.that will help the thinking cap! I'm a bit pre-occupied at present. We had a trip to the hospital in Galway today in preparation for C having some major surgery in February.
That's some trip! Hope everything went well.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wishing you the very best possible outcome.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Sue, Ado. All is well so far -it's a day at a time, this stuff, and it really helps knowing other people are thinking of you.
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