The year of 2012 has been particularly special for the UK, celebrating the Queen’s diamond jubilee as well as the London Olympics in the same year. It has sparked off a new-found love of British produce which in the long run should help the UK’s carbon footprint if there is a reduction in imports. But it seems fresh flowers, something many Brits love to buy regularly are still being sourced from overseas. If Britain got used to having seasonal flowers around the home (e.g. daffodils in spring), then this could help but it seems the love for exotic orchid, rose and lilies any time of year is something that’s hard to break.
This infographic shows more detail on those imports, and some other facts about Britain’s relationship with flowers.
Stephanie works for Inspirations Wholesale, a supplier of oasis products for florists across the UK.