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Picking fresh daffodils in Cornwall

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Daffodils that have been left to flower at Fentongollan Farm on Wednesday near Truro, England. Despite the gloomy economic outlook, some retailers are reporting a surge in demand for daffodils, which have been traditionally grown in Cornwall as it is one of the mildest counties in the UK. Many of the cut-flower businesses still in existence today were established in the Victorian era when the new railway transport network put once remote locations in touch with the London markets.

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Daffodils near Fentongollan Farm near Truro, England.

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A worker packs freshly picked daffodils for postal orders at Fentongollan Farm on Wednesday near Truro, England.

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A worker packs freshly picked daffodils for postal orders at Fentongollan Farm on Wednesday.

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