Grower Jo Munson pens this week’s Word on the Ground column on the importance of supporting British producers this Mother’s Day…
Show your appreciation with British grown spring flowers.
In just over a week’s time, on March 19, it will be Mothering Sunday.
This is a date in the calendar where we celebrate the ladies in our lives and say thank you for their hard work, love, support and for just being them.
It is traditional to gift flowers and choosing British seasonal flowers is important.
It shows you care about where your flowers have been grown, so wherever you purchase your flowers from, look for British grown, often marked with a union flag.
If you can’t see their origin on them, then ask the retailer if they are British grown.
There is a huge selection of spring flowers, tulips, daffodils and other flowers in a spectrum of colours and varieties, at a price to suit your budget.
Right now there is a real need to support our British growers, highlighted very much by the empty shelves we are seeing in the supermarkets.
It is time to start voting with our feet and only shopping where you can really see the retailer cares about supporting the British growers.
We need our growers and farmers for greater food security.
Going forward it this is only going to get worse if more support isn’t offered by our government.
There is a quite a common theme running through this column over the weeks, months and years because, as growers, we know how important it is to look and ask for British produce not only in our shops, but in our food outlets too.