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Bedfordshire carnation growers complained it was becoming more difficult to complete on price with imported flowers.
They accused Dutch and other European growers of 'dumping' up to 6,000 dozen carnations a day in this country.
Managing director Mr D.G. Robbins, of Eaton Bray firm W.E. Wallace and Son, said: "The foreign carnations are selling in this country at 2d a bloom. It cannot pay the Dutch to sell at such a price, after paying for freight, rail charges, tariffs, commission and handling charges."
Source: Dunstable Gazette, 25 July 1958