DAFFODILS bloom in a couple's garden each spring - but vandals make sure they never last for long.
Within weeks they usually end up destroyed - and the same has happened again this year to Pauline and Richard Graper, of Highburton.
Richard, 59, had a stroke three years ago and gets a lot of enjoyment from looking at the garden at their home on Southfield Court.
About 100 daffodils - a mix of yellow, cream and gold - bloomed in their front garden around four weeks ago.
But now - for the sixth year in a row - vandals have cut them down.
Pauline, 58, said: "It looks like someone has been in the garden and kicked the heads off them.
"We even found some on the pavement."
She said villagers were now all too aware about the yearly damage.
She said: "People walking past stop to ask us how long we think the daffodils will last, as the damage happens every year.
"Even the police community support officers have been to see us."
Some daffodils survived the latest attack.
The couple discovered this damage early on Thursday morning - but had been woken at 3am by rowdy passers-by.
Pauline added: "I just wish people would leave the daffodils alone, so everyone can enjoy them."
The worst attack was three years ago, when the heads were pulled off every daffodil and left strewn around the garden.