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This incredibly rare Mahonia, collected from the wild, is the only one remaining from the three planted.<br />
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Barry Clarke from the Sir Harold Hillier gardens in Hampshire has had to resort to extreme measures to nip in the bud a spate of exotic and rare plant theft's from the historic gardens.<br />
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Staff are rigging up motion senser camera's around the 180 acre site in a bid to deter the green fingered villans.<br />
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Plant rustling is becoming an increasing problem across the nation's parks and gardens, with the rarest plants being especially targeted in raids in the dead of night.