Testimonials

From Allison, Sunderland

I have recently had my parents grave turfed by forget me not grave tending services, I cannot praise their services highly enough the work was done promptly and to an exceedingly high standard and the follow up care was incredible.

From Mary, Essex

I am very appreciative of Simon’s help, care and advice in restoring my parents’ grave to its original state. It is so difficult, living away from the area, to maintain the original appearance and to commemorate special occasions and times of the year with flowers. Simon took great care in restoring the marble and stone, making several visits and keeping me informed with photos recording the changes. He has also laid some new grass, which has made a great improvement. It is a relief to know that I no longer have to worry, and we have agreed that he will visit several times a year, leaving real flowers for important dates and some good quality artificial ones in between times. I am grateful for his reliability and professional approach.

From Edmund and Phil, Canada

Excellent service and quality workmanship. It was a leap of faith to engage this company to restore our parent’s grave. Living so far away with no possibility to oversee progress we were kept informed on every detail from quote to completion with emails and photographs. Could not have expected better. We would recommend “Forget me Not” to look after grave plots, neglected or otherwise. An excellent restoration and follow up service.

From Christine and Janet

Our dear mam died in 2010, our dad having died more than 40 years ago. How didn’t I remember that the headstone was white marble, not black granite? The original stonemason took the headstone away to add mam’s details and asked if I wanted the whole thing cleaned, or just the patch where the new writing was to go. The cost was to be close to £1000 to have the whole stone cleaned. Well, I decided to get just the smaller part cleaned. It looked horrendous and my sister Janet was embarrassed to visit. It was not quite as bad for me – as I live a long way away. We started looking into remedies, we spent a couple of hours ourselves with a bottle of bleach – that made no difference. We nearly bought chemicals off the internet to try another DIY job – thankfully we decided against, as we have seen several very white but very old grave stones in the cemetery with missing lead from the lettering, which we feel is probably caused by using very strong chemicals. Not living in Newcastle any more, I found local grave tending services on the internet, and contacted several of them. Simon gave us a very fair quotation, and explained how he would go about cleaning the headstone over several visits. He kept us up to date with photographs and, as you can see, he has done an absolutely fantastic job. We have asked Simon to tend to mam’s grave on a yearly basis, and we would have no hesitation in recommending his services. Thanks Simon!

From Julian in Essex

When my wife and I moved 300 miles from home for work over thirty years ago, I never thought about what would happen when my parents passed away. Before I discovered this service I was struggling to keep up with grave maintenance and honouring important dates, like birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas. Forget-Me-Not gives me peace of mind that my parents’ memories and wishes are respected, even though I am far away. Not only can I keep them in my thoughts but with advance reminders I can leave personal, family messages and floral tributes. I visit my parents’ grave when I can but it’s good to know they are in safe hands when I can’t.

From Janet in Yorkshire

Having moved 150 miles away from my daughter’s grave, I was becoming increasingly concerned that I was unable to visit with any frequency and it was becoming neglected. Furthermore, the white marble headstone after 24 years was badly stained and marked by algae and time. Simon answered my enquiry on the same day, visited and provided a quote within a week and attended within days of his reasonable costs being accepted. He kept me informed with emails and photographs at each step. The grave is transformed and the stone restored to its original shade. I am so pleased I am asking him to attend on a regular basis. Thank you.

From Susan in Dereham

I have nothing but praise for Forget-Me-Not Grave Tending Services. Simon has not only put lovely flowers on the grave, but has cleaned the headstone so that it looks almost like new. He has also treated the surrounding grass. He is reliable and sensitive and has provided a first class service. I can therefore highly recommend him.

From Alison in Sunderland

Glad that I found Forget-Me-Not. They have restored my parents’ resting place to a high standard, and I have them tending four times a year. Thank you for a first class service.

From Peter in Hounslow

Excellent value and quality service and, most impressively, very sensitively handled. Have been using Simon for several years now, and have no hesitation in recommending his services.

From Etta in Gosforth

Simon has been tending our family grave for several years now and has provided a reliable and regular service throughout the year. This has included cleaning the headstone, replacing weather-damaged plants and laying and maintaining the turf. I would be happy to recommend him.

From Ross in Edinburgh

The family asked Simon to refurbish a family grave which hadn’t been looked after for many years. Simon did an excellent job of cleaning and securing the gravestone and laying turf. Throughout the process his communication was very good and the effort made in restoring the grave resulted in an outcome we were delighted with. We would highly recommend Simon’s grave tending services.

From Cathleen in Oxfordshire

We have been greatly impressed by the skill and standard of service offered by Forget-Me-Not Grave Tending Services, and by the very reasonable pricing of their work. Thanks to superb groundwork and re-turfing, a family grave in the boggy part of Heworth Cemetery has been transformed, while another there has been restored from its blackened and illegible state to the original gleaming white marble, and enhanced by the addition of an unusual decorative gravel which Simon took special trouble to source. A third family grave recently located in the cemetery on Sunderland Road, Gateshead has a broken headstone which Simon is repairing and cleaning and which we plan to plant with a sedum carpet. Simon also places flowers on the graves three times a year so that special anniversaries are marked even if we cannot be there. We would not hesitate to recommend Simon and, indeed, have already done so to a friend, who is as delighted as we are with the quality of Simon’s work.

From Aileen in West Yorkshire

Following our recent bereavement, we were concerned that the family grave would look uncared for because we lived too far away to make regular visits and bring flowers. Then we found the ‘Forget Me Not’ website and all our worries were over. Simon has transformed the site of our parents’s grave, draining the soil, planting lush grass and placing flowers at regular intervals which makes it look cherished. He also sends photographs so we know that it is being managed with excellent care and attention. This peace of mind comes at a most reasonable cost considering the effort involved and we are delighted to recommend him to friends and colleagues.

From Werner in Newcastle

My parents’ graves required expert attention and I was very fortunate in having Simon recommended to me by a friend. I have been delighted with the quality of his work and his most helpful approach throughout! He kept me posted on the progress (plus photos) and attended carefully to every detail. Simon did an excellent job and the graves and headstones now look as new! I would not hesitate in recommending Simon and have already passed his name on to a friend who is arranging for Simon to maintain his parent’s graves.

From Freddie in Newcastle

My parent’s graves were not in a good condition and I was recommended by a friend to contact Simon. I was continually kept up to date with the progress of the renovation by photographs showing the improvements, at each stage and the final results were really excellent and the cost was very reasonable. Everything that Simon did was to my complete satisfaction and I am very happy to recommend him to anyone wishing to have their dear one’s graves renovated and to appear as new.

From Di in Northumberland

Thanks for all of you­r hard work turning a­n embarrassing eyesor­e into a distinctive ­memorial once again. ­You offered to send m­e weekly photographs ­of the work in progre­ss (but I didn’t real­ly expect you to do s­o). You have been mor­e than amenable with ­our suggestions, always professional, meas­ured and sensitive in­ carrying out our wis­hes. I salute your pr­ofessionalism and wou­ld happily recommend ­your services to othe­rs. Thank you so much­ for being so easy to­ work with and for re­solving a troublesome­ issue for our family.

~ What You Say ~

The family asked Simon to refurbish a family grave which hadn't been looked after for many years. Simon did an excellent job of cleaning and securing the gravestone and laying turf. Throughout the process his communication was very good and the effort made in restoring the grave resulted in an outcome we were delighted with. We would highly recommend Simon's grave tending services. I have nothing but praise for Forget-Me-Not Grave Tending Services. Simon has not only put lovely flowers on the grave, but has cleaned the headstone so that it looks almost like new. He has also treated the surrounding grass. He is reliable and sensitive and has provided a first class service. I can therefore highly recommend him. Simon has been tending our family grave for several years now and has provided a reliable and regular service throughout the year. This has included cleaning the headstone, replacing weather-damaged plants and laying and maintaining the turf. I would be happy to recommend him. Glad that I found Forget-Me-Not. They have restored my parents’ resting place to a high standard, and I have them tending four times a year. Thank you for a first class service.

From Ross in Edinburgh From Susan in Dereham From Etta in Gosforth From Alison in Sunderland

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