West Parley Parish Council in Dorset, England, was left rather embarrassed when a local gardener pointed out that someone had planted cannabis in their floral display. Before the unexpected plants were noticed the council had shared a photo of them on social media, saying they were "looking lovely".
The 6ft floral planter was put at the side of the road in West Parley, Dorset, with the intention of bringing some extra colour and brightening up the area.
The plan went a little in the wrong direction when local gardener, Tray Veronica, noticed the unexpected cannabis plants flourishing after volunteers had been taking care of them every day, the local council had even posted on social media saying they were "looking lovely".
Tray Veronica, who noticed the cannabis plants, said: "It was last Sunday I spotted the plants. I was taking my child to a friend's house. "I just found it hilarious. The council were looking after these planters every day. "All the other plants are still in the planter. It's just the cannabis that's been removed. "The planters do look so beautiful. The council did a great job with them and I'm sure this was just someone's idea of a joke."
A spokesperson for West Parley Parish Council said in a statement: "It has been removed and checks have been made on other plants in the area. "On 20 July, the parish council was alerted to a report concerning one of the village's floral displays, which suggested it may have been tampered with, and amongst the flowers was a plant not part of this year's schedule.
"On the advice of the police, the plant was located, removed, and has been secured by the parish council, and arrangements are being made to pass it on to Dorset Police for identification and destruction. "An inspection has taken place of all the parish's other planters, and this has not raised any further concerns."