Blas y Tir led the ‘battle of the blooms’ in Six Nations



THE ultimate patriotic symbol, the daffodil is a talisman for Welsh rugby fans who were urged to take part in the ‘Great Daff Giveaway’ in the build‐up to the most iconic match of the home international season. Welsh fresh produce brand Blas y Tir has been supplying the daffodils to the nation for 10 years ‐ that’s 1.8 million homegrown bunches ‐ and in celebration gave away 10,000 daffodils to rugby fans before the Wales v England match at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. The titanic sporting occasion also kick‐started Blas y Tir’s own campaign to reach the 2 million‐bunch mark in 2017. Huw Thomas from Haverfordwest‐based Blas y Tir said: “This is a huge milestone for us, and this giveaway was a thank you for the support given to us by the Welsh public, who continue to buy Blas y Tir Welsh produce and support our Welsh farmers. “We’re pleased to be expanding our daffodil fields next year to bring even more Welsh daffodils to our loyal customers.” Among the growers is Martin Griffiths from Pembrokeshire: “It’s a privilege to grow the Welsh national flower with Blas y Tir. It would be great to get over the 2 million bunches milestone this year and to mark the 10 year anniversary of growing Welsh daffodils here in Pembrokeshire.” The Blas y Tir team were out in force on match day handing out thousands of free daffodils to Welsh rugby fans along with pins to proudly fix the blooms to their shirts. Blas y Tir daffodils are now available in Welsh Asda and Morrisons stores.

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