Seiont Nurseries' National Plant Show specimens stolen

Seiont Nurseries is asking industry colleagues to be on the look out following the theft of all the specimen plants that the North Wales grower was producing for the National Plant Show.

Heuchera 'Morello' one of the stolen specimens
Heuchera 'Morello' one of the stolen specimens

On the night of 4 June, plant thieves took "all our specimens" said Seiont’s Neil Alcock.

He said among the specimens stolen were new launch Heuchera Morello in a 7.5 litre pot, a new hebe "due for launch soon in a blue glazed pot cannot be bought anywhere yet" a Cordyline ‘Pink Passion’ and several other plants.

Alcock said: "We had most of our display plants for the HTA National Plant Show stolen last week. They had been moved to a cooler part of the nursery so they would look their best. The biggest losses have been Heuchera Morello and Cordyline Jive. A single as yet unnamed variegated Hebe was also taken. The production plants are unaffected.

He added: "We think it was random/opportunistic, whoever took them don’t know what they have got!"

Crug Farm Plants owner Sue Wynn-Jones said: "These people have no idea the stress they create when they are stealing pretty plants for the local car boot."

Alcock is now frantically getting new plants ready for the 24-25 Stoneleigh event. He had dozens of retweets of a plea for people to look out for the stolen plants.

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