UK: Wet weather threatening flower event

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Wet weather could ruin plans to welcome visitors into fields at a flower farm, organizers fear. Last year, about 10,000 people paid to visit Shropshire Petals near Newport to see the flowers.

But the company, which specializes in eco-friendly confetti made from dried blooms, said there had not been enough dry days for it to plant its seeds.

As a result, it said it was possible its open-field event in August might have to be canceled.
Shropshire Petals started making biodegradable confetti more than 40 years ago but decided to open up 25 acres of the site to visitors in 2022.

The first year’s event had to be canceled, but marketing manager Ashley Evers-Swindell said, “2023 was magical”, adding, “All the stars aligned, and we opened the flower field – it was just incredible.” Visitors came from all over the UK, she said, and she had “every finger crossed right now to make sure those seeds go in, and we get a good flower crop.”


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