Two women in their eighties have been caught stealing Cheap Jerseys plants from a historic gardens in west Wales by popping them into their handbags.
Dyfed Powys Police say seven plants were found after they were called to Aberglasney Gardens in Carmarthenshire by a member of staff.
The two keen gardeners aged 85 and 87, who are not being named by police, were on a pensioners’ outing to the gardens, one of Wales’s most wholesalejerseysusa.us well known tourist attractions.
Police were called after the pair were caught red handed pulling up the plants as they strolled round the gardens.
Among their haul was a rare dodecathon worth 40 as well as geraniums and primulas.
On being questioned the pair claimed they had been removing weeds from the borders.
The gardens date back to the 15th Century and were the former official residence of the Bishop of St Davids.
It is famous for its cloister and parapet walk the only one of its kind in Britain.
Graham Rankin, director of operations at the Wholesale NBA Jerseys gardens, said: “It really isn’t the sort of thing you would expect from two old ladies.
“They were well dressed and looked the picture of respectability.
“I couldn’t believe my eyes as they went around picking up plants along the way.
“When I asked the ladies why they had taken them they said: ‘Oh, we thought they were weeds.’
“They were pretty shame faced afterwards and one burst into tears.”
Mr Rankin, who later received a letter of apology from the trip’s organisers. added if the women had simply asked the head gardeners for cuttings, the gardens would have helped out.