Posted: 15/10/2014 at 15:26
As gravediggers, headstone makers and restorers, I would say have a look around at how the yard is kept, either the grasscutter or the council workers will most probably come along in the Spring and take the whole lot down to ground level.
In Devon there are rules in the churchyard, no flowers beyond 9 inches from the stone. Cemeteries a bit more lax but the grasscutter does like a nice clear space to get along with his ride on.
We dont tend the grounds now, but when we did, lots of stuff
that had died, soggy leaves etc, was a real pain, you have to pick it up before mowing or strimming, ts ok I suppose, if you make regular trips to the grave and clear up as you go.