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I would like some advice and ideas on what would be ideal to plant over our cats grave in our garden. The problem I have is that we might be moving in a couple of years and I'd like to be able to remove the plant and take it with us knowing that our pet has fed the shrub and is now part of it in a way. So something that it is'nt too sensitive to being relocated and also ,hopefully, with scented flowering. Any suggestions please.
Many thanks, Michelle.
So sorry hear you lost your cat! Can I recommend catmint (botanical name Nepeta). Grows as a small shrub, dies down in winter and comes again in spring. As the name implies, cats love it, rubbing their noses in it makes them go all gooey! No problem to dig up and replant so long as you take a good rootball with you.
PS: You should be able to get it in any good garden centre or nursery.
Good idea and I have some already, but I've also found cat mint does'nt like full sun all day long and the spot where he's buried is a complete sun trap.
There are different sorts of cat mint. Mine are in the sun all day and grow well. Here is another website which also advises full sun but as you will see, there are several different varieties and your best bet would be to write down the type you like and check with a reputable garden centre/nursery. Other than that, perhaps
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there actually is a herb called the cat's whiskers - don't know where you'd get it tho' Google it
Also I'm sure there are little yellow violas called the same.