Saturday, March 31, 2007

Headless Daffodils Found...

Gardening, the blood sport:

A spectacular avenue of daffodils has been decapitated in a devastating overnight raid on a village.

The act, performed under cover of darkness, has raised the possibility of sabotage by gardening rivals a week before judging takes place for the prestigious Britain in Bloom competition.

Peter Dungworth, 63, spent £500 and several years planting 5,000 bulbs along verges near his cottage to create the carpet of golden flowers.

....He said: "At first I thought it was vandals having a bit of fun on their way home from the pub but that is definitely not the case.

"It has taken somebody or several people a few hours to carry out the work. The flowers weren't just pulled up.

"They were carefully snipped off - you could say almost professionally done - with secateurs. There is no doubt this was a professional job.

"In this case it's not wanton vandalism but a calculated act by jealous rivals who could be from another village."

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