To the Editor. Sir, —During last night some ill-dis-posed person entered the garden adjoining the house in which I live and pulled up and carried off two young rose trees and a geranium. Now, this person could not have taken the flowers for their value, for they were just at that critical period when any great change in the weather might destroy them. Neither could he have taken them for the love of flowers, for a man who would steal must be quite incapable of such a fine feeling. The flowers were valuable to me, and I have a great love for flowers, so much so that, though the flowers are not in my possession, I do not wish them to perish, and would advise this thief not to drown the geranium by giving it too much water, but let it have plenty of sun. The rose trees must be kept well watered, and covered over for at least a week. Next time he removes flowers he should take a little earth with them.—Yours, &c., Oct. 11. Mortimer.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 164, 12 October 1880
FLOWER THEFTS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 164, 12 October 1880
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