Buy British this Mothering Sunday, urge growers

Flower network members have urged retailers and consumers to seek out British grown flowers this Mother's Day.

Gill Hodgson of Flowers From The Farm, a national association of cut flower growers, said she wondered how many family occasions are dominated by imported flowers and "we decided to reclaim them for British flowers - beginning with Mothering Sunday.

"This should be an occasion for children and adults alike to give or make something personal for a loved mum; the ubiquitous supermarket bunch of chrysanthemums will be there all year round - let's make this day a bit more special and give seasonal posies made with love."

Some growers have organised Mother's Day posy workshops, including Clarey Wrightson from Manor Garden at Eryholme, near Darlington.


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