Straelen/Dinslaken – Gone! Wilted! Thrown away! Many flower growers to dispose of their goods because of the Corona of a crisis currently.

“We cant now, mass tulips, primroses and Ranunculus in the garbage,” said Norbert Engler, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Association of the German flower wholesale, the German press Agency. The sales currently have dropped about 20 percent from the normal state.

The flower grower Markus Overlöper is at its compost mountain full of flowers photo: Roland Weihrauch / dpa

Although people with a garden or balconies, which might in principle have a need for plants, the demand is very restrained. “Even the rooms are not destroyed in the plant, because the paragraph is just there. It looks very bad,“ says Engler.