Would you want this

  carver 14:20 05 Feb 2012

Would you want this after your death Biodegradable Urn instead of the six foot under routine.

Personally I think it's a very good idea and I think that having a tree to remember you by is a far better thing than a headstone in some abandoned rundown cemetery.

The cost does seem a bit high though for what is basically a glorified plant pot, wonder if that how BILL and BEN started out.

  lotvic 15:27 05 Feb 2012

Looks easy enough to make, will nip down to garden centre to get what's needed. If I go on a Wednesday afternoon I get 10% off.

  carver 16:19 05 Feb 2012

lotvic bit drastic planning your death for a particular day

  wee eddie 16:29 05 Feb 2012

My ashes are planned to be buried in the Sand-bed beneath the local Curling Rink, but as an alternative, you can dig me into the Roses!

  lotvic 16:34 05 Feb 2012

I can't resist a bargain ;-)

  interzone55 18:13 05 Feb 2012

We had my mum's ashes buried in a cardboard box for some reason, but when my gran passed away we scattered her ashes in her favourite place, the top of Holcombe Hill in Ramsbottom - it made a lovely day out as the family all trekked up the hill to scatter the ashes on top then trekked back down for a meal in the Shoulder of Mutton pub...

  Bingalau 18:37 05 Feb 2012

I had my wife's ashes scattered from one of the Mersey ferries, into the river. I expect mine will go the same way, although I did think it would be nice to have them dropped in to the sea by plane. I'm sure we will then join up again in a very diluted form somewhere, maybe Bermuda or the Seychelles? Who knows?

The scattering of ashes is carried out from the ferries on a regular (I think it's monthly) basis by the local Royal Naval Padre and with the co-operation of the Mersey Ferry Company.

  badgery 18:46 05 Feb 2012


Please tell me they don't have Gerry belting out his song over the tannoy during the ceremony!

It drove me daft last time I was on it, some years ago.

  morddwyd 21:50 05 Feb 2012

I was hoping to have my ashes scattered over one the many places I was stationed in my forty years, but they've all been closed down (and believe me, that's a hell of a lot of stations!).

The only exception is Lossiemouth but I don't count that as it is ex Navy, and I'm damned if I'm going to have my final rest disturbed by the shades of a bunch of drunken airy fairies.

  Aitchbee 22:14 05 Feb 2012

I've just acquired a book from my local charity shop...'THE QI BOOK of the DEAD'.

It gets a good write up:-

On the front cover it says "Dead Good." - Stephen Fry.

  Forum Editor 22:53 05 Feb 2012

My ashes will end up in the sea off Brancaster in Norfolk, where my wife and I have spent some of the happiest times of our life together (at Brancaster, not in the sea).

It's her idea, she says that if I go first she would want to go there and remember. I share fourm member's views about dead bodies - they are not the person who has died, and I have no particular reverence for them.

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