Mourners who want to keep their loved ones’ graves covered in flowers but who do not like visiting cemeteries are being targeted by an innovative new business in France.

Intersepulture – which means between tombs – has already signed up 250 bereaved families, with many more expressing an interest in the service.

It involves placing an order over the internet together with the co-ordinates of a grave, and then allowing the company to deliver, anything up to three times a year.

Each time fresh flowers are placed, a picture is taken which is delivered by email or conventional post.

Laurent Yon, the company’s founder, said: "It struck me long ago that many graves are left without flowers for whatever reason, and this is the perfect solution to the problem."

The service starts from about £40.

via Arbroath