The good news is that the lack of weed growth in the Winter has made the cemetery look really well groomed. The issues that we had with invasive ‘Mares tail’ growth appears to have disappeared- but don’t be fooled, they will most likely return with the Spring. This weed spreads its roots underground and means it is especially difficult to deal with, even with weed killer.
It is lovely to see that relatives strive to place wreaths on graves, even if they are slightly inaccessible. The message here is that care should be taken when planting ‘small shrubs/trees’ on family graves as they may well grow to become giants, and engulf both your cherished grave and those of others nearby.