It is a common practise in the UK to leave flowers on graves as a tribute to loved ones. They can be left for all kinds of reasons, whether it is to mark a birthday, an anniversary, or just to show that the deceased has been in your thoughts.
Whether you leave flowers on the surface or place them in a vase, you will need to remove the flowers as they wilt. A good alternative to leaving flowers is to plant them. This means you can watch the plants grow and flourish, celebrating life and growth whilst also commemorating a passing. Planting lets you be more involved in the process and also means you can choose the varieties you want to plant. The work you put in will pay off because you’ll be able to see the results in the health and quality of the plants or flowers.
Kerb sets are an excellent idea if you are thinking of planting. The kerbs cover the boundary of the grave and frame it in a great way. They work in harmony with the headstone to create a truly special memorial. Additionally, they leave a clearly marked space that you can use for planting. This helps to keep things organised and means you know exactly how much space you have to work with.
When opting for kerb sets, it is important to check beforehand to make sure the churchyard or cemetery allows them. You should also enquire about the rules concerning what you can do with the space they create. In some cases you will only be allowed to plant specific plants, or may need to use coloured chippings and potted plants. The rules will be different depending on the site.
If you are allowed to plant in between the kerbs you will need to think carefully about which plants and flowers you want. It is best to opt for shorter ones that won’t grow too tall. You should also keep in mind how much upkeep and maintenance they need so you can ensure they continue to thrive.