Hello everyone, it's been a long time since I've posted here.
I recently caught a young man in the glasshouse I run at Kew stealing cuttings and plants. He had a backpack full of them. When questioned, he said he was going to root them and then sell them on the internet. Some of the plants he had stolen were CITES 1 listed and very, very rare.
I have some questions to put to you all - How deeply do you scrutinise the provenance of the plants you buy on the net? Would you steal a cutting from a botanic garden? What lengths would you go to in order to get that 'must have' plant?
I'm just curious, no anger here...