- Are you an eco – conscious couple who care about the environment and the impact that flowers flown in has on our planet?
- Would you like to help our bee population and wild life to thrive by supporting local flower farmers who grow sustainably?
- Are you prepared to embrace flowers in their natural seasons?
- Would you appreciate wonderfully fragrant blooms?
You may not be aware that over 80% of the flowers we buy in the UK are imported from all over the world, many are grown in countries where the water supply is already very precious. They are often grown using harmful pesticides and are treated with harsh chemicals to make them last longer and survive the long journey without water. It’s time to stop and smell the roses, (literally). To extend their vase life flowers are being bred especially for the cut flower industry without scent. There is no comparison between a supermarket rose and a British garden rose full of exquisite perfume. Just a single rose popped into a summer bridal bouquet can make it so special!
Now please don’t think that choosing British flowers is a cheaper option, just because they are currently mainly grown by smaller scale flower farmers. Growing these gorgeous blooms and tending the crops to ensure the best quality takes a lot of time and energy. There are so many pests and diseases we must deal with and our unpredictable weather keeps us on our toes! It’s also time-consuming picking the flowers and as they are fragile you do need to pick carefully as they can easily get bruised and damaged.
British flower growers are very passionate and knowledgeable about their product and want to educate and share this with you. Our aim is to give you a choice from imported flowers and we are bringing back some old fashioned and unusual varieties of cut flowers that you won’t see in the high street due to them being difficult to transport.
So if you deicide to choose British grown flowers, you’ll need to be flexible on flower variety and trust your flower grower and florist to choose the freshest seasonal blooms available to sit with your theme and colours. The flowers won’t all be ‘perfectly’ formed, they may have wonky stems and little imperfections which all adds to their charm! By choosing locally grown flowers you will be supporting small businesses and helping to improve the environment.
You’ll find your nearest British flower grower at www.flowersfromthefarm.co.uk