UK: Mums fume as supermarkets sell half dead and rotten Mother's Day flowers

Social media has been flooded with people condemning last-minute shoppers picking up flowers and chocolates from supermarkets. However, some unlucky shoppers have been left with rotten bouquets.

Twitter user @DebraMichael19 said online she had been given a rotten bouquet for the special occasion. She said: “Didn’t like to tell my son that the bouquet he’d lovingly bought me for Mother’s Day was awful!”

Another user @kevbev321 said they had the same issue. They said: “I am dumbfounded and disgusted by the Mother’s Day flowers on offer … most of them half dead.

More users echoed their anger over the poor quality flowers, with Twitter user @ownedbycats89 showing off a video where petals were brown and rotten. They said: “Every year dead flowers in supermarkets, some £10 mothers day bunches were squashed and half dead.

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