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energyman wrote: »
Here here! Too often cheap is used as an excuse for poor behaviour. Most of the cut flowers sold in the UK are imported, often traveling on refrigerated aircraft and lorries, sometimes for many thousands of miles. Fertilisers and pesticides commonly used when growing flowers commercially can have a harmful effect on the environment. Add to that the low wages and conditions of the workers and "valentines day roses" don't have much love included! Try UK grown flowers from your local florist of if you must have roses make sure they're fair trade.
Fumingmad wrote: »
Saving money doesnt mean you have to hide your moral compass under the blanket of denial.
bargainbarmy wrote: »
Well after all that bickering I feel quite unromantic. What's wrong with one of those single artificial red roses in the cellophane wrapper? Does the job nicely !!!
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