Cat's grave

Haz anyone any advice on tidying a pet's grave up? Mine has got into a terrible mess
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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 356
    Are you serious?
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 15,541
    Like any other grave - weed it, improve the soil and plant something lovely.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • isobel222isobel222 Posts: 7
    Yes I am serious, I just don't really know where to start with the garden
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 15,541
    Same as a grave.  Weed it, improve the soil and plant something attractive.

    If you want more detailed help you need to give more info including:-

    - general location as this affects climate - frosts and rain etc
    - aspect - which way it faces so levels and times of sunlight
    - soil - sandy, clay, loam, mixed, alkaline, acid, neutral
    - sheltered or exposed
    - size 
    - existing plants you wish to keep

    Posting a photo or two would help too but please do limit the size as some of us have snail speed internet and can't download huge files.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • isobel222isobel222 Posts: 7
    Thank you

    Her grave is up against a fence, it doesn't get much sunlight. The soil is quite hard, with a lot of clay. 

    It's MORE that I was feeling bad about letting her grave get into such a mess, that I couldn't face dealing with it
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 51,379
    My cats just got buried in a border and I’d plant a shrub or some other plant on top of it.
    I’d not want my garden to look like a cemetery, so a plant to remember each one by worked for me. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • tessagardenbarmytessagardenbarmy York,North YorkshirePosts: 312
    I put a large decorative rock on top of mine (mainly to stop other pets trying to disinter him )and planted some spring  bulbs.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 15,541
    In previous gardens we've buried them deep and planted something good over them.  In this new garden our old cat died from spinal cancer less than 2 months after moving here.  The vet insisted we had to bury her in quicklime to prevent foxes et al from digging her up or cremate her.  We have thus planted nothing over her but buried her under the grass right where she most liked to lie in the early morning sun and midday shade.

    Keeping a garden or grave tidy is a similar process to housework so just make time for regular weeding and feeding and pruning.  It's a lot more fun than dusting and vaccing indoors.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • isobel222isobel222 Posts: 7
    Thank you both - I didn't want to post pictures of the cats grave in case people thought I was bad person  for letting it getting into that state

    I'm not a gardener at all. 

    Poor Obelixx losing your cat to spinal cancer - that sounds awful. S/he is out of all that pain now. 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 15,541
    She was a first for that and an adopted abandoned stray so no history.  previous cats have died of old age, traffic accidents, peritonitis, kidney disease, cancer of the jaw....  It's hard when they go but they deserve care of their grave as a small thank you for all the love and joy they brought.

    I'm not a cleaner but I can manage my house.  Just needs a bit of effort and positive thinking to manage a grave or a garden.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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