Free Mother's Day flowers thanks to generous Wagga man

Finn Miller walked through the fragrant garden holding a multi-coloured bunch of flowers.

“They’re for my neighbour,” the shy 11-year-old boy said. “We’re also going to plant some for mum.”

Nearby, veteran gardener Neil Coster watched on as people lovingly cut their favourite flowers for Mother’s Day.

Years ago, Mr Coster said, he used to sell them, but in his retirement he was content to let them go to people who would enjoy them.

“I thought there’s a lot of people who can’t afford to buy flowers,” he said, “and women love getting them on Mother’s Day.”

The large flower garden, alive with colours and smells and buzzing bees, actually belonged to his mother-in-law, but Mr Coster said the family was happy to give them to loving homes.