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Cold weather impacts blooms in the UK

by webdev

January 05, 2011

Individuals with friends and family members in the UK may want to investigate how to send flowers abroad, as freezing conditions in the country have affected many winter blooming flowers there.

According to the BBC, temperatures in many parts of the country dipped into the teens during the month of December, causing a massive decline in the number of plants flowering.

One Cornish estate has seen an 80 percent drop in blooms such as camellias and daffodils this year.

"People come to the garden to count the flowers over the New Year period and see what additional plants are in bloom compared with previous years," garden director Jonathan Jones told the news provider. "In one section of the garden there were only 18 species in bloom compared to 100 this time last year."

Jones compares recent temperatures in the area to the extreme freeze that destroyed blooms in 1890.

He also told the Daily Express that although flower prices have risen in the UK, growers will bear the brunt of the increases, not consumers.

Whether the temperatures are high or low, having flowers delivered to a friend, family member or associate can help brighten their day.


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