People are being asked to respect public areas in Boston after flowers have been picked or vandalised, signs stolen and rubbish dumped.
Volunteers Rob and Rachel Lauberts of the Boston Greenscapers’ team have worked hard at planting 8,000 bulbs, but in some areas they have yet to see a single daffodil bloom - because people have picked them for themselves or to sell.
Rachel said: “The idea is that these flowers are there for everyone to enjoy and not for a few individuals to pick them all and help themselves.”
She and Rob have been subject to abuse when they have challenged those picking the flowers.
Last year they stumbled across a woman carrying arms full of daffodils from Burgess Pit just before Mother’s Day. And this spring they have seen a man picking crocus flowers from the corner of High Street.
The ‘Don’t pick the flowers’ signs have been put up at Burgess Pit, the end of Church Road, at the Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex, end of Rowley Road, Pilgrims Patch and Sleaford Road. Within a few days two of the signs had disappeared.