Palm trees stolen Leominster!!

medjool

Palm trees stolen Leominster!!

Post by medjool » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:39 pm

Hi there
Just to say keep an eye on your garden,i have just lost Four palm pots from mine this weekend,They include a 4ft Trachycarpus,A Nice twin Trithrinax in a large pot,A washy 4 to a pot,and finally a Healthy Butia Capitata about 2ft tall.
So if you see these anywhere around Hereford,Leominster or Ludlow let us know!

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Re: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:41 pm

Sorry to hear that Med, i hope you catch the beggars. Have you asked the neighbours etc if they've seen anyone hanging about etc

GoggleboxUK

Re: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!

Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:43 pm

Cheeky butters! :shock:

I hope you get them returned Medjool, stealing from people's gardens is as low as it gets.

medjool

Re: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!

Post by medjool » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:43 pm

The locals are in on the job i think!Leominster is full of not so good citizens!!

medjool

Re: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!

Post by medjool » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:45 pm

Please dont tell anyone i have a garden in Spain too they might have those too!!

Simba

Re: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!

Post by Simba » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:46 pm

Have a scan through Ebay, see if anyone is trying to sell them on...

gdudey

Re: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!

Post by gdudey » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:48 pm

That's awful! Have you reported this to the police?

cordyman

Re: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!

Post by cordyman » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:52 pm

Ill keep an eye on the bay icon_aaargh

Would love to see them try and dig up an established palm, always going for the easy pickings

jezza

Re: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!

Post by jezza » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:08 pm

Back or front garden? I never leave pots in the front garden as it's too easy to just lift up and go. The one i do have is bolted to the floor.

Addictedtopalms26

Re: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!

Post by Addictedtopalms26 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:31 pm

That's awful, the lows some people will go too!

Its definately worth keeping an eye out on ebay. One of my friends dads owned a hot air balloon company, they used to store some in a big old barn and one was stolen. My mate was searching ebay and found it!! Reported it to the police and they tracked the b**gers down.

Troppoz

Re: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!

Post by Troppoz » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:43 pm

Some people have no moral compass, it beggars belief!

What stuns me is how they can look at the thing they have stolen and feel any sort of reward or pride? I mean when I grow a nice plant from a seed or cutting, or even one Ive bought I feel proud of it and looking at it in years down the track I can remember when I got the plant, who from, any story connected with it.

Maybe Im naive but how can you look at something youve stolen and get that sort of satisfaction icon_scratch Maybe they do feel a sense of pride or accomplishment in having flogged something, pretty sad if so...

Good luck finding them Medjool, stuff like this happens all too often. Whats gone wrong with our societies?

billdango

Re: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!

Post by billdango » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:54 pm

I had this problem here in Southampton a few years ago when some one stole 2 big pot palms from by my front door.

Needless to say I have never replaced them as I have no intention of supplying free palms to the good citizens of Southampton.

I never saw those stolen palms again so I don't know what happened to them.

rgds billdango icon_rambo icon_rambo icon_rambo icon_rambo

Trudytropics

Re: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!

Post by Trudytropics » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:05 pm

Obviously organised crime. Palms in pots are blutty heavy, sorry to say someone has cased your place and brought along a van in the night. I was concerned about all my pots in the front garden, many £'s worth of plants and I've had them along time, touch wood so far, nothing plant wise has gone missing. Like people say watch ebay, a true palm lover would never do this, I reckon the culprit has no interest other than the value, so they will probably be sold on.

Hope you are re- united or at least find out who did it icon_thumleft

greendragon

Re: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!

Post by greendragon » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:12 pm

Yobs stole two tiny cordyline red stars from a flower bed at my local park recently, they should have a hand cut off.

I would never leave anything potted in a front garden (If I had one).

I saw YKris leaves a lot of stuff out in the open. Be careful man.
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huporhaha

Re: Palm trees stolen Leominster!!

Post by huporhaha » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:13 pm

That is terrible - I'd offer you some of my potted ones and they would take years to get to the size of yours. I don't know how these thieves can sleep in bed at night - have they no conscience? I think we will have to start breeding homing palms that droop and get sick if they are taken away from their rightful homes. Or better still, ones fitted with a microchip that emit a distress call to the local police station if they are removed.

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