Opinion: So sick of people stealing my plants

A reader is so fed up with thieves who steal her flowers.
A reader is so fed up with thieves who steal her flowers.

F ISGUST

I DON’T know why I keep bothering to air my anger and disgust at the dishonest people who insist on lifting plants out of my verge flower beds.

People like that wouldn’t have the intelligence to actually read newspapers because they’ve probably got their eyes glued to their phones or computer.

Guess I’m just letting off steam because what they took was almost a ‘weed’. It grows so easily from its own seeds.

It’s just the principle of it that gets me.

If they’d dropped a note in my letter box or knocked on my door asking for some, I’d have been more than happy to give them all the seeds or seedlings they wanted.

But no. It’s obviously more exciting to creep around at night, dig up a plant and take it, leaving soil all over the footpath and a big hole in the flower bed.

A lot of good taking a full grown plant will do them, as they don’t transplant well at that size.

It will die for sure.

There are more plants there that seed very easily, so if he/she requires any, let me know and I’ll provide the seeds that will grow.

GRACE ALSFORD,

Gosnells.