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I really am not a gardener but hoping some of you experts can help?

I'd like to bring year round flowers to a gravestone if this is possible? So that whenever I visit there are flowers. I'd love a mix of colours.

My idea is really small flowers that wouldn't spread or need any maintenance, they also need to come back every year. I'd then like to plant the exact same plants in a pot in my garden.

So far I've thought of snowdrops and mini daffodils? Do crocuses flower before snowdrops? Would these two then cover Jan/Feb for example?

October is a really important month but I have no idea what flowers then?

Any help or advice will be appreciated. Thanks


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,460

    Autumn crocus (Colchicums). Primroses in the Spring too.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,154

    Hi Vicko - it's a nice idea but take into consideration the location and what's growing round about. My niece's grave, where my parents' ashes are also scattered, is surrounded by conifers  and hollies etc, so the ground is bone dry most of the time, despite our annual rainfall. It 's impossible to get anything to grow, especially as plants aren't being attended to as they would be in a garden. 

    Sorry if that's negative, but I know how disappointing it can be. Take time to look at the ground before making a decision, and also check that you are allowed to plant there. Some councils don't allow it. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,154

    Ooh - I thought she meant to grow them....perhaps I've got it wrong...image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,545


    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,154

    Not like you be misconstrued...image  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • vicko0112vicko0112 Posts: 2

    Thanks everyone. You are allowed to plant. I don't want anything big though. Just small flowers so that whatever the month something will be there.

    There are a lot of gravestones that you can barely see for bushes/plants. I don't want anything like that.

    The ground is quite wet there most of the time and it rains here quite a lot! If that makes any difference?

    I take cut flowers all of the time but the idea was to plant the same flowers in a pot in my own garden so there is a bit of a connection.

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