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Farming Today This Week: The British Flower Industry

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside. Charlotte Smith explores the British flower industry at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

When you buy a bouquet of flowers or a plant for your garden, do you make sure that what you are buying is British grown? Farming Today explores the British flower industry and how it competes on the world market. 90% of cut flowers in the UK are imported from overseas and it's becoming increasingly difficult for florists to find British grown flowers to sell. Charlotte Smith is it Hampton Court Palace Flower Show where she speaks with growers, florists and consumers.

Farming Today also looks at the potential threat flower imports may have on our biosecurity and the length of time it takes to breed a new variety of an English rose.

Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Lucy Bickerton.

27 minutes

Last on

Sat 12 Jul 2014 06:30


  • Sat 12 Jul 2014 06:30