Last preparations:

High demand for pink roses on UK Mother's Day

The last mile is the longest. This Sunday, Mother's Day will be celebrated in the UK. It is an important day and therefore a busy period for the ornamental sector. Not only flower growers, but also importers and exporters are experiencing their final 'rush hours'. Today is their last selling day.

There is a demand for a broad range of flowers and bouquets. However, the rose is still a popular gift item" says Frans van der Plas from the Dutch export company Van Der Plas Commissiehandel. "Especially pink and cerise colored flowers are popular. This trend is also recognized by Julie Brown from the UK based flower importing company Onyx flowers and adds that the rose is still increasing in popularity.

It is very busy at the moment. However, when comparing with last year, Julie finds it bit quieter this year. This probably due to the the weather. "The weather in the UK is nice and the sun is shining. Therefore, the competition with the garden plants will be more fierce than last year."

At Van der Plas, the heavy rush is over now. "Today, we will still send some products to Londen, but the majority of our product are already exported." They also sent high volumes to Ireland. "Mother's Day is also an important day overthere", he adds.

At Onyx Flowers they are still working hard to complete their sales before Sunday. In the UK and Ireland Mother's Day is celebrated at the fourth Sunday in Lent.

For more information
Van der Plas
Frans van der Plas
Laan van Verhof 56
2231BZ Rijnsburg
T: +31 (0)71 - 40 98 999
F: +31 (0)71 - 40 79 716

Onyx Flowers
Julie Brown

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