Theft in the garden

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  1. sweetpea66

    sweetpea66 Member

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    Very good idea but I am also thinking that maybe I'm just worrying about something that is unlikely to happen.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    When it comes to plants many don't immediately recognize that something encountered may have been bought and put there by someone. Back when I donated the idea, plants and maintenance for a display of various kinds of bog primroses along a stream at the local arboretum I showed up one day to find a couple just wrapping up a flowering specimen of Primula helodoxa they had carefully removed from a grouping of several. Probably didn't realize this was a planting rather than some unusually nice weeds popping up by themselves.

    As I remember it now I didn't say anything. If the same thing happened today I would tell them what the situation was and get the plant back, especially with prices going up like they are.
     
  3. Flaxe

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    Sadly, I have also been thieved. It was a very old juniper tree. I wish nothing but death and plague upon their families.
     
  4. Buddleia

    Buddleia Active Member 10 Years

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    How in the heck did they manage to steal it? Very strange when so many plants are readily available at garden centres. Yes, I know they can be expensive, especially larger sized trees and shrubs but digging up established ones is no picnic either.

    I live in an area where gardening is not respected by my neighbours so I have no worries about plants "walking off" in the middle of the night, thankfully.
     

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