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Just in time for Mother’s Day, By Nature has launched a new flower delivery service with a selection of freshly cut UK grown seasonal blooms. From the end of March 2009 an organic bouquet will be added. Their English flower selection is bound to please anyone questioning where their flowers are coming from and how they are grown.

We have become accustomed to finding flowers available year-round, losing perspective of traditional seasonal flowers. Flowers forced to grow out of season generate a huge carbon footprint as they need to be heated.

The impact of the cut-flower industry also has a human cost. Like many other industries, it relies on cheap labour and workers work in appalling conditions with crops laced with dangerous pesticides.

Tread lightly and reconnect with the seasons by buying UK grown bouquets. Local and seasonal, their carbon footprint is kept to a minimum. Each bouquet is wrapped using biodegradable cellophane, recycled paper and organic jute ribbon ties.