Cold UK Winter Means Daffodil Shortage For Mother's Day
Fewer British mums will receive daffodils for Mother's Day this year due to a colder than normal winter. According to the British Daffodil Growers Association the frigid temperatures mean most of the early trumpet daffodils popular as Mother's Day gifts will simply not be in bloom in time for the holiday this weekend. Only 2,000 boxes of cut daffodils have been sent to florists this year,less than half the number sold in recent years. The prices for the narcissus flowers that do reach florists will be double what daffodils cost last year. You can read all the details on this developing story at the Telegraph of London.