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The Human Shrub Strikes

Posted by Boghound on July 11, 2009


The Human Shrub has vowed to strike “again and again and again” until he wins his crusade to fill a town with the perfume of flowers and buzzing of bees.

The UK’s latest and unlikeliest worldwide celebrity made the pledge as he broke his silence to reveal what was at the root of his eccentric campaign. The Human Shrub promised to carry out his horticultural mission until the streets of Colchester, Essex, are rejoicing with the scent of flowers and resonated to the sounds of bees.

The leaf covered creature, who shot to prominence earlier this week after he was spotted tending to a neglected Colchester municipal plant container, has said he is now preparing a list of demands for leading local councillors.

The hero for plants across Essex said he wishes to take his message to the ‘leader of humans of the united kingdoms’ at No 10 Downing Street.
The Shrub said: “I want him to step in and tell Colchester’s political humans to invest money in plants and flowers for the sake of the bees and so all the humans of Colchester can enjoy the sweet smell of the flowers.”
The plant campaigner added: “I am going to strike again and again and again until the political humans agree to plant more. I will soon outline a list of demands.”

The Human Shrub first appeared in April in a one-plant demonstration in Colchester High Street after councillors decided that 20 per cent of the town’s roadside shrubs and rose beds should be ripped out and grassed over to save cash.

The campaign was successful and the unpopular decision by Colchester Borough Council was reversed in a political U-Turn that became known locally as Shrubgate…….GOOD FOR HIM……STICK IT TO “THE MAN”!!!!!!


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