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Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:47

 Dove, that sounds idyllic, not fussy at all.

 

now primroses I like the idea of too...good cover with all their leaves, for when bulb leaves are dying back.

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:46

Any thoughts on whether I'm ok to scatter poppy seeds now? Will they take next year if I do it this week?

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:44

Thanks everyone for your ideas. I've been told over the phone that the plot is fairly open and exposed. It's in North London, so not too cold. Hadn't thought about geraniums obelixx, that's a good idea to cover bulb leaves. Wonder if it'll cope potentially being in bright sun with no watering...fuchsia a great idea. Hadn't realised they were so low maintenance wither.that's a lovely story Busy Lizzie 

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:11

That's a good one pansy, thank you.

Manages with very little care or watering.

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:09

That's my favourite too 

Git in touch with cemetary and her grave is raised up slightly, so apparently no problem to sow or plant in it. Yay!

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:06

Noooooooo, don't cry, I have no idea how you got in there!

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:01

Hello, thank you for your reply - maybe I'll ring them first to check. Although I was told last time I rang that her grave didn't have grass on it. I can see your post now - for some strange reason you had ended up on my 'to ignore' list !!

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 13:53

Help Dove! It tells me you've replied, yet the is no post from you to see.

computer says no 

shed base

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 13:52

Sorry, typos...meant to say raise the floor of shed slightly above the concrete base, to stop it siting on a wet surface and rotting faster. Bloomin' predictive autocorrect!

shed base

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 13:50

Why are you against the idea of a concrete base, can I ask?

We had some old concrete paving slabs that were going to be chucked out anyway, so we arranged these on levelled, compacted sand and mortared them in. Same sort of thing. We then stuck our shed on blocks, so it wouldn't be in direct contact with concrete. Has helped too reserve the floor if shed from rotting in the wet. 

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