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A blooming TRADE

Roots of the trade

Britain has enjoyed a cut-flower trade for hundreds of years, from nurserymen specialising in plants such as tulips, to West Country growers sending daffs and violets by express train to London’s Covent Garden Flower Market.

Sadly, by the 1970s, trade was dwindling, unable to compete with mass-produced imports from Holland, and later, Africa

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