Thursday, 3 September 2009


A dreadful crime has been committed in the allotments of the peaceful sea-side town of Torquay.
The police are trying to track down the villain or villains responsible for several ABH attacks on prizewinning fruit and veg.
Mr. Mason found that his pumpkins had been stabbed with a spike and Mr. Pastewski’s flowers were poisoned with weed killer.
This terrible spate of vegetable nobbling appears to be motivated by spite. The victims are people who were hoping to enter their home-grown produce in the Torquay Allotment Association Show.
The traumatized gardeners are planning to set up a ‘vegilante’ group to patrol the allotments.

It takes a lot of time, effort, and love to grow things, so I hope the miscreant will be caught and forced to eat a bucket of sprouts!


merciless said...

Sounds like a job for Rosemary and Thyme.

Laura said...

This reminds me of 'The Curse of the Were-Rabbit' staring Wallace and Grommit. In this, a were-rabbit was resonsible for eating prize winning veg. Unfortunately these attacks in Torquay were not carried out by a hungry herbivore and sound very malicious. It must be very demoralising for the gardeners.