LOCAL people are being urged to look for special bouquets left in public spots around East Morton, Riddlesden, Ilkley and Skipton.

Three growers from the district are leaving the freshly-cooked bouquets of homegrown flowers, wrapped in brown paper and bearing the words Take Me Home, as part of British Flowers Week.

The week, which runs from June 10-16, as a celebration of British having grown cut flowers and foliage that aims to make home-sourced blooms the first choice for flower lovers.

The event is promoted by New Covent Garden Flower Market, where the country’s flowers have been traded for centuries.

Jane Tucker of The Gathered Garden in Bingley says: “We know how much joy fresh flowers bring and we want to spread a little happiness by sharing some of our locally grown flowers”.

Susanne Loweth of Beamsley Blooms, of Beamsley near Bolton Abbey, said: “There is something very special about British flowers.

“As a wedding florist, I use British whenever I can, because you get so many beautiful flowers to choose from. You can create a unique look that you just cannot get with imported flowers.

Claire Clark, of Pear Tree House Flowers, who grows annual and perennial at Middleton near Ilkley, said that buying British grown was great for the environment too.