A little burial

Finally, today, we were able to give Radar his burial. We have started to work on the new garden this weekend and decided that many of the plants in pots needed to go in the ground, including those with rats in the pots. Radar has been in the spare freezer awaiting his turn.

The details of what we’re doing in the garden are in my other blog, here. We decided to put Radar in the ground with a very old and venerable hosta – it looks like nothing just now, but the new shoots are just starting to grow and it will be lovely soon. Others who got planted out were D.R. (also with a hosta), Quinch (photinia), Tau (ceanothus), Roxie (pieris), Clarice (coprosma) and the ever-awkward Zelda with her pernyetta – the third plant she’s had planted over her. The first one died after the pot broke in a house move, and the second just… died. I think Zel didn’t like it. She seems to like this one, though – after all, it’s quite spiky!

Quinch's photinia, on the left, and an unoccupied azalea

Quinch’s photinia, on the left, and an unoccupied azalea

Azalea, Clarice's coprosma, Zelda's pernyetta, and the hostas (though you have to take my word for them)

Azalea, Clarice’s coprosma, Zelda’s pernyetta, and the hostas (though you have to take my word for them)

Roxie's pieris

Roxie’s pieris

Tau's ceanothus - the only one so far to go in the front garden

Tau’s ceanothus – the only one so far to go in the front garden

Luther and his grasses, still waiting to be put in the ground

Luther and his grasses, still waiting to be put in the ground

 

 

 

 

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4 Responses to A little burial

  1. Caine says:

    Aaaw. Goodnight, Radar. We do something similar with ours, I have several waiting in the freezer for burial, assuming Spring shows up this year, it’s snowing again today.

  2. Zest says:

    That’s a very sweet idea with the plants. But how can you bear it not to bury them straight away? I think I’d find it too painful to have to wait 😦

    • ownedbyrats says:

      I know what you mean, but sometimes it’s just not practical. Very occasionally we have had a pot and a plant ready at the right time, but often we have needed to find something suitable. Radar left us in the depths of winter, and we couldn’t face trying to bury him until everything had started to thaw out.

      • Zest says:

        I can understand that 🙂 So far the ratties we’ve buried have had to be buried in my parents’ garden, since we don’t have a spot of our own for them at the moment. But one day if I have a garden I’m going to do something similar to you with the special plants 🙂

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