Waitrose and B&Q launch Christmas product ranges

Waitrose has increased its range of garlands, trees and living decorations for next Christmas - and is pushing its homegrown credentials .

The company said: "Waitrose is proud to support local growers from all over the country, all year round and this festive season is no different, with suppliers of a selection of Christmas horticulture grown in Britain. The Christmas tree continues to be centre-piece of the home and once again the Waitrose crop is grown in Britain."

Waitrose has 7-8ft Nordman Firs, snowy Hyacinths in a Crate at £20, Christmas Bays in a Crate at £50, Pine and Holly Wreaths at £20, Nordic Inspired Wreaths at £15 and Pre-Lit Wreaths at £17.

The new Waitrose Signature Spice Bouquet, £12 features red roses, with twigs scented with the Waitrose Signature Spice.

Waitrose Florist collections include the Waitrose Woodland Sparkle Roses, £30, and Nordic Inspired Scented Floral Bouquets are priced at £38. The Emma Bridgewater Christmas Rose Jug and arrangement is £52.

Poinsettia start at £2.50.

Online plants and flowers buyer Lucy Matthewson said Waitrose pods will sell Christmas trees and outdoor product this season. She said red tulips would be British grown in Spalding and summer flowers were 60 per cent British grown, while throughout the year the average is 40 per cent, including Cyclamen, poinsettia, mistletoe, Christmas trees and tulips, with gladioli, sunflowers and stocks in summer.

She said working several years ahead and asking growers to produce crops was helping procurement.

At B&Q, plants were not included in Christmas launches, but themes included projects such as the Waney table, chalk board tree and wooden discs to make into stools or mats. Traditional reds and earthy neutral colours are popular.  Rope lights are featured.

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