"Coronation display, best possible advert for British grown flowers"

King Charles III’s Coronation took place on Saturday, May 6, and, as a lover of flowers, there is no wonder his selection showcased the diverse range of flowers grown here in Britain.

Over 80 members of Flowers from the Farm cultivated more than 120 different flower species on farms, allotments, and cutting gardens throughout the four nations of the United Kingdom, from the Isle of Skye to the coast of Cornwall and from the mountains of Snowdonia to Tobermore in Northern Ireland.

With their vibrant colors, it was no surprise to see one of the King’s favorite hellebores featured in a big way.

Greenhouse control specialists Tomtech see the Coronation’s incredible display of home-grown flowers as a great advertisement for British horticulture and increased opportunities.

“The diversity of flowers chosen and the range of colors on display was truly a sight to see. It is a great example of the fantastic British floriculture industry and what we can grow successfully in the UK,” says Krzysztof Hernik, Managing Director of Tomtech.

Tomtech’s greenhouse control systems are used across the UK and further afield to optimize growing conditions for flowers, vegetables, fruit, and plants by optimizing irrigation, lighting, ventilation, dosing, and more.

Industry reports show an increase in the volume of flowers purchased by households in Britain, with the total volume almost doubling since 2013.

Despite this, according to the BBC, flower production in the UK has decreased over recent years as buyers look to source their stock from abroad, with over 90% of the flowers now imported.

“With such an increase in demand for flowers in the UK, and the incredible display of British floriculture at the Coronation, there is a great opportunity for local growers to increase production nationally,” adds Krzysztof Hernik.

For over 35 years, Tomtech has been providing everything needed to create, monitor and maintain perfect growing conditions in commercial greenhouses.

“We have already seen rising demand for our control systems in greenhouses which are dedicated to growing beautiful British flowers. Our control systems are trusted by growers to help them grow bigger, better, and faster crops,” concludes Krzysztof Hernik.

After the brilliant display at the Coronation, Tomtech believes that more British growers will be inspired to produce flowers locally and reduce the country’s reliance on imports.

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