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Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 13:47

Hi Jess

It's lovely that you've been able to discover where your grandmother's grave is.  However, before you plant/sow things on it, it would be as well to check out the regulations relating to the cemetary/churchyard that she's been buried in. 

Although no family may have visited for a while, it's unlikely that the grave will have been allowed to become overgrown and unsightly.  Most graveyards are maintained and mown, or are nurtured as wildlife sites. 

Planting up a grave may cause real difficulties for the person who mows the area, so it'll be best to check it out first.


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 12:44

When I'm using the Basic Editor option, I can make some (but not many) smilies using punctuation and they show as proper emoticons, so it sounds as if your settings are behaving as if you're on Basic Edit when you're not.  How strange

Moving Raspberries & Goosberries

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 12:39

A Cordon is a way of growing a fruit bush on a single stem - it takes up less space so you can grow more plants in the same area and therefore get more fruit per square yard.  There's a proper explanation and a diagram here

Anyone know what this is please?

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 11:30

Just over the hill from here

 it's where I go for a walk when gardening doesn't give me enough exercise.  Is it any wonder we have so much wildlife around here

Asarum Europeum ( wild ginger)

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:56

The leaves and roots smell peppery/spicey.  I must say that I've never noticed a smell from the flowers, which are very small.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:40

I know a person with Alzheimer's who went through a phase of being very distressed (crying and calling out for help) at being repeatedly visited by 'a strange man who keeps wanting to talk to me'.  This was her son who she didn't recognise at all; it was very difficult for him.  She was upset as she was 'waiting for her Daddy to fetch her' and he'd always told her 'not to talk to strangers'. 

She seems to have passed through that phase and is now only too eager to talk to any man who crosses her path - Ma is getting very jealous as the lady keeps trying to hold Pa's hand in the dining room.



plant identification

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:18

Well, the birds will be happy anyway - glad you survived

Sad Christmas Roses

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:16

Maybe they're just having a rest.  It's been an odd year.  One of mine flowered in August

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:15

Some of us are good at some bits of life - some of us are better at other bits - we're all victims of dementia in one way or another

((hugs)) to everyone who's affected.

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:13

Same here - home made every time.  Bought mince pies???  Pah!

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