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."