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messageRe: Plant theft Oglander Road
Posted by KidKruger November 04, 10:54PM

If they do Penguin they may politely PM you to correct your spelling !

messageRe: Plant theft Oglander Road
Posted by Amy D November 05, 09:42PM

May I suggest you plant Berberis, Sea Buckthorn, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Rubus, Gorse, or the very attractive Ribes speciosa, all of which are so spiny your thieves will rue the day. Or Euphorbias, which will give them a nasty rash and hopefully get in their eye.

messageRe: Plant theft Oglander Road
Posted by Sue November 06, 12:18AM

big grin

messageRe: Plant theft Oglander Road
Posted by Froglander November 06, 01:00AM

Amy D Wrote:
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> May I suggest you plant Berberis, Sea Buckthorn,
> Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Rubus, Gorse, or the very
> attractive Ribes speciosa, all of which are so
> spiny your thieves will rue the day. Or
> Euphorbias, which will give them a nasty rash and
> hopefully get in their eye.

Donít plant Euphorbias if you have animals going in your garden, either domestic or wild as it will cause them great harm.

messageRe: Plant theft Oglander Road
Posted by Sue November 06, 03:59AM

Froglander Wrote:
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> Amy D Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > May I suggest you plant Berberis, Sea
> Buckthorn,
> > Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Rubus, Gorse, or the very
> > attractive Ribes speciosa, all of which are so
> > spiny your thieves will rue the day. Or
> > Euphorbias, which will give them a nasty rash
> and
> > hopefully get in their eye.
>
> Donít plant Euphorbias if you have animals going
> in your garden, either domestic or wild as it will
> cause them great harm.

It will also cause you and your kids great harm if you get euphorbia sap on your skin, especially if you then get sunlight on it.

Most massive blister I have ever had in my life sad smiley

messageRe: Plant theft Oglander Road
Posted by Angelina November 06, 09:19AM

I think some cameras would pick it up, especially someone walking up the road with a tree - neighbours must have some and a neighbourhood scheme could help here

messageRe: Plant theft Oglander Road
Posted by yorksgirl November 09, 08:35AM

Ribes speciosum and the other spiny plants suggested by Amy D are also a great idea because they provide a refuge from cats for garden birds.

Maybe we should write our names and postcodes on the bottom of pots and planters with an indelible pen? That's going to kill their resale value. Even if it gets painted over it's going to alert people that these are likely to be stolen goods. Especially if someone is trying to sell a whole load of them. Have meant to get round to doing this myself for ages.

I understand the police these days are on instruction only to investigate thefts of £500 plus in value - don't have an official source but local criminal lawyer told me this. Also I guess it is going to be pretty impossible for them to identify anyone's garden plants unless they are very unusual. And there are children being stabbed to death on the streets every day so I guess gardeners are low priority.

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