Waitrose has begun stocking pink carnations again in response to renewed interest in British flowers.
Pinks went out of favour in the 1990s as supermarkets began stocking cheaper imported spray carnations.
However, Waitrose this week began stocking six varieties of Lincolnshire-grown pinks, including Gran’s Favourite, Bright Eyes and seasonal specialities Devon’s General and Lily the Pink.

The retailer was increasing its stock of British flowers after sales of home-grown varieties rose 30% year-on-year, said a spokeswoman. Waitrose already sells 75% British flowers during summer.

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