pappuyogs wrote: »
I agree, Arena Flowers has a range of flowers sourced directly from the growers and they are acredited by FFP (Fair Flowers Fair Plants). Ordered a dozen red roses sometime last year, and they were outstanding and they hand deliver flowers within the London region. Other than that, local florists are a better bet.
paula.paula13 wrote: »
If we want to take a stand against high pressure marketing that tells us "love means buying her a bunch of roses" then lets take a stand! Instead of buying cheap roses buy something that's sold at the normal price because it's not associated with Valentines day.
UnlikelyButTrue wrote: »
maybe some people wouldn't find it so traditional, but i think a plant is more romantic on valentines day than a cut flower...
a plant will keep on growing whereas a flower will eventually die...
it's more symbolic somehow...
womble32 wrote: »
I'm guessing you're a florist then?? Cheap is good for me - well done to the supermarkets for driving down the cost of goods. If there are people prepared to work for next to nothing then let's use them; if we didn't then they would have nothing and surely that's worse than next to nothing??
brucie24 wrote: »
You shouldn't and don't have to ditch your morals to save money.
Hey_Dude wrote: »
I agree with your point - totally - I do Fairtrade and all that kind of stuff because I think it's the right thing.
But it is - IMHO - wrong to impose your own moral stance on others - asking Dudes to consider your point of view is different from telling Dudes what they should or should not do.
And it's important to remember that there are many Dudes out there who are on very tight budgets - for whatever reason - and simply can't afford to pay the extra pennies and pounds to reach your high moral stance.
It's the way of things - crappy I know - but the way of things.
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