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Q.advice needed for burying pet ashes

Zone North lanarkshire | Anonymous added on June 24, 2020 | Answered

Hi, I am looking for advice how to bury my dog’s ashes in a large pot. I would like a plant/tree that would thrive. I understand I need to mix the ashes with compost or soil to counter the acid but I don’t know how or what, and don’t know what plants are good for this. Also what size or pot. Thank you

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Answered on June 24, 2020

Here is an answer from extension staff that says the amount of ashes probably wouldn't be enough to harm nearby plants. A small evergreen is always nice in a container, such as a dwarf boxwood or dwarf nandina. The pot should be no more than a few inches larger than the rootball of the plant. As the plant grows you may want to transplant into a larger pot.


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