Role for Ferndale at royal wedding

Cornwall-grown Lily of the Valley took pride of place at the royal wedding in London last weekend.

Ferndale Flower Farm in Illogan, Cornwall, supplied 60 bunches of the blossoms to the wedding's floral design team, led by designer Shane Connolly.

Ferndale Flower Farm owner Clive Simmons said: "Lily of the Valley is not really in vogue these days but perhaps this might bring about a revival and hopefully boost business because it is almost impossible to make a profit on these plants now."

Tendercare Nursery in Middlesex also celebrated its royal appointment after supplying the six English field maples and two hornbeams used to create an avenue of trees inside Westminster Abbey.


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