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I would like to plant the ashes of my wee dog in a patio tub with a japanese maple shrub.Would this be okay for the shrub?



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Shouldn't be a problem. Make sure you use an acidic/ericaceous compost, keep well watered, out of strong winds and in with no direct sun between 11am and 2pm in summer months.

We bury our Siamese cats in the garden when they die and then plant a shrub on top of them.

27 Aug, 2010

 

When I lived in Rutland back in the 1950´s and 60´s my dad buried all our pets in the bottom garden with a little wooden cross on top of the grave and put a rose bush on every one. Here in Germany one is not allowed to bury ones pets in the garden...officialy...but unofficialy????......

27 Aug, 2010

 

Oh, you brave people - I buried one of my cats in the garden under a Phormium, but I swore I'd never do it again - found the whole thing unbearable, so upsetting, so when the last one went, I'm afraid I let the vet take care of the remains. Guest, that's a lovely little dog, you must miss him terribly. Agree with Moongrower's comments on the Acer, but in this case, do make sure you use ericaceous compost as suggested, and don't make the pot too small.

27 Aug, 2010

 

Guest, many of the people on this site are dog lovers--- well animal lovers! why don't you join us you'd be in good company

27 Aug, 2010

 

In the UK I 'think' that you are only allowed to bury two pets in the garden, but as you say, Rogie, who knows or cares?

27 Aug, 2010

 

Well I ;know' we have more than two cats in our garden!

27 Aug, 2010

 

Lovely dog. Sorry you have lost him/her.

As said above, why not join? Plenty of animal lovers on here. :-)

27 Aug, 2010

 

so sad losing pets we have just lost our border collie.I have her ashes in a lovely box but cant bear to put them in the garden in case we ever move.We have our cat in the garden too

27 Aug, 2010

 

Hi to you `guest`.....your little dog is very cute, so sorry to hear he is no longer with you. When my last cat died, I received his ashes in a small wooden casket and buried it entire, and planted a geranium over it, a white geranium `sylvestre` in his memory ( he was called Sylvester). I think it is important that we can remeber our pets, some of them are with us for a long time...one of my cats lived for 23 years!
If I move I would take the casket with me.
I hope you find a suitable way to remember your lovely pet.

27 Aug, 2010

 

Hi guys. Thanks for taking the time to reply.Chrissie (she,s 16 ) is still with me but not for long according to the vet.My daft idea is that what remains of chrissie can become part of a vibrant new life and transform from chrissie the beloved wonderdog into chrissie the beloved acer or flame of the forest or whatever shrub can draw sustenance for its life from her wee ashes ( it would be a lovely memory of her ).When my old heart recovers from her loss I will join in.Thanks again to all of you. Lee

30 Aug, 2010

 

Hope all goes peacefully Lee

30 Aug, 2010

 

Yes Lee, take heart in the fact that you gave Chrissie all the love she could ever have and that she had a good life.

30 Aug, 2010

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