After reading on another thread about the possible problems regarding the import of flowers, I thought this may be of interest.
(House Beautiful January 2019)
Apparently in the UK we spend more than £2 billion a year on cut flowers, but 90% of these are imported.
Most cultivated in glass houses in Holland or flown by the millions from African and South American farms, but only after being treated with chemicals to delay blooming.
As well as the carbon foot print involved in the shipping, unregulated farming practices in parts of the world cause pollution, habit loss and declining numbers of wildlife.
'But thanks to pioneering British farmers and florists, a wonderful selection of seasonal stems are grown here' according to Heather Gorringe from 'Great British florists UK'.
British-grown flowers mean more fields of British blooms, which is good for humans, bees, birds, bugs and butterflies'
Also choosing seasonal flowers, just like food will look right for the time of year.
As they don't have to be transported miles, British flowers usually have a superior scent to imported blooms, tend to stay fresher and last longer, the shorter the distance the longer the vase life.
Hopefully from little acorns...
But I fear weather and cost would be a large hurdle for the British flower industry.
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