The conflict between residents in suburban London over ‘community blooms’ has ended rather sadly.

A note asking other residents to “Please don’t pick my flowers. Thank you.” sparked a massive debate which resulted in the flowers being dug up and moved elsewhere.

“In an area massively affected by gentrification, it’s sad to see people claiming ownership of even the flowers,” one concerned neighbour replied in their own hand-written note.

“Flowers on the public pavement are owned by all the community, not just the house they happen to fall in front of,” reinforced another.

“Are you serious?” asked another, “This is not about ownership or gentrification, this is about someone trying to make the street a nicer place for everyone by planting flowers and people stealing them and stamping on them.”

“Totally agree. This was done with love and a spirit of community for heaven’s sake!”

Sadly one final post-it silenced everyone.

“Love, you’ve got plenty of spare time on your hands. Why don’t you plant some flowers? ‘Mine’ are going elsewhere,” the original writer said.

The exchange was captured in a viral tweet by Mashable reporter Rachel Thompson‏, which attracted some hilarious responses including one which labelled the dispute ‘the most middle-class argument ever’.

We actually had a discussion on this very topic of picking flowers recently – check out what mums thought HERE.

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