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This Valentine’s Day buy seasonal blooms grown in Britain with love and say no to the imported red rose

Charlie

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Just 5 days until Valentine’s Day!  My plan today is to convince you to buy or ask for a bunch of beautiful, British grown flowers for Valentine’s Day this year. I had wanted to dedicate more time and promotion to this wonderful campaign that is happening, but a sweet baby is consuming oodles of my attention and time.

The main objective of my message is simple: Buy British flowers. There are so many wonderful flower farmers growing stunning, seasonal British flowers (yes, even in damp dark February!), and lots of florists who buy British grown blooms. Let’s support these fab small growers and businesses, push aside that bouquet of imported and rather stiff looking red roses, and celebrate this year with a bunch of something seasonal and grown with a whole lot of love.

Still not convinced that there are pretty seasonal blooms to be bought from Britain this Valentine’s? Well now I’m going to bombard you with a whole stream of pretty pictures of what these skilled flower farmers are growing right now. They include tulips, anemones, narcissi, snowdrops, iris, pussy willow and more!

(I’ve included links below each picture to the flower farmer/grower/florist who’s flowers they are, where they’re based – in case you’re local – and do visit their website as many of them delivery nationwide)

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The Flower Mill Cornwall :: Cornwall

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Cherfold Cottage Flowers :: Surrey/West Sussex

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Common Farm Flowers :: Somerset

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The Garden Gate Flower Company :: Cornwall

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Lock Cottage Flowers :: Surrey (and the main blog image)

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Real Country Flowers :: West Yorkshire

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Blue Poppy Florist :: Scotland

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Firenza Floral Design :: West Yorkshire

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Catkin :: Lincolnshire

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