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Yep, my Dad does stunning ones, and he's had his stolen before... you just have to think what kind of petty person takes something like that... At the end of the day they are only plants and there's no real monetary value to them, just skill, hardwork and love
Its because people who take them live very shallow lives and are incapable of producing something beautiful. It's just pure jealously.
My neighbour does stunning hanging baskets, chock full of fuchsias, I hope hers don't get pinched she puts so much work into them.........,and I would miss them, they're huge!
People steal them to sell off to (mostly) unsuspecting people wanting to add a bit of colour to their garden without any effort. It is unfortunately very common.
I'l be guarding mine like a hawk!
I sometimes see them when I go to car boots on Saturday afternoons, there are so many different plants with some looking really ill whilst others look lovely.....something not right there, methinks needless to say, I never buy them. They're always mixed in with clothes and bric a brac, I may be misjudging folk but there it is.
In 2011 I was saddened to hear my neighbour had his beautiful hanging basket stolen, it was so beautiful and both his hanging baskets gave so much joy to so many that passed by. I was also angry that people could stoop so low.
I decided to try and make something to give my neighbour that would stop his other basket going for a walk and for our own baskets. Months of determination and persistence I managed to form a design, to cut a long story short I am please to tell you I invented Baskit Geni a hanging basket safety lock and anti theft device. This is not a sales story, but my love and passion for flowers and kindness towards others and give peace of mind to many. I support Heart of England in Bloom by donating to help keep their baskets safe. Please visit our site if you would like peace of mind and enjoy your beautiful baskets. If the site owner would like a free donation of Baskit Geni to any of your charity's we would love to donate for allowing this story to be read. Thank you
For peace of mind the Baskit Geni will help to protect beautiful hanging baskets and hanging garden items.
We had 4 beautiful hanging baskets out on the front of our bungalow and bought 4 basket Geni's. One afternoon in 2012 they were stolen. They obviously came equipped to unlock them. Have not put anything up since
No its generally kids, boys in particular, usually they think it hillarious to put them in somebody else's garden down the road. But I have just been scuring mine. First off when you put the bracket to the wall, do it with bolts, not screws and smear them with Locktite before you put them in. Now put your basket up. Now run a decent size wire from either behind the bracket on the wall, or from the corner angle and take this in two strands to the wire rim of the basket and twist it round very tightly using pliers . Next, ideally, solder the twisted the wire, so that it cannot be simply untwisted, or less securely cover the twist with Loctite. This cannot, or course, prevent a determined thief who comes equipped , but usually its kids and if they cannot lift the basket off they will attempt to yank the whole bracket with the basket off of the wall. That is why you will have screwed the 2" bolts (not screws) into the Rawl plugs. The bolts should be so tight going into the plug that you have to screw them into the wall with a long handled ratchet spanner. It would then take a tractor to yank them out