Mother’s Day ‘ruined’ by rotten flowers at Tesco, M&S and Waitrose, say shoppers

Furious supermarket customers took to social media to share their fury about the rotten flowers being sold by Tesco, M&S and Waitrose, with some bouquet deliveries even failing to arrive

Customers took to social media to complain about rotten bouquets

Mother’s Day has been ‘ruined’ for many Brits who say they bought rotten flowers from supermarkets.

Customers took to social media to vent their anger about discoloured bouquets.

Complaints have been made about Tesco, M&S and Waitrose, HullLive reports.

Some shoppers even claimed their bouquet deliveries failed to arrive after florists ran out of flowers.

One woman said on Twitter : “Tesco you have the cheek to charge £10 for a bunch of flowers that would normally be £5 due to Mother’s Day.

“Opened them to find 80% rotten. To say I’m disappointed is an understatement”.

Tesco replied to the woman apologising by tweeting: “Hi there, I’m so sorry about the state of these Flowers. This is really disappointing. Please return these with the packaging and receipt.

One customer complained to Tesco about the discoloured flowers she received from her son



“One of my colleagues at the customer service desk will be able to assist you with this.”

Another customer said to Tesco: “I bought some flowers today for Mother’s Day and one of them is actually rotten. What’s the best way to get this resolved?”

Tesco replied: “Thanks for getting in touch. I’m sorry to learn the flowers you have bought from us for Mother’s Day are not so good quality.

A bouquet of ‘dead’ flowers purchased from Tesco



“May I ask if you could take the flowers and your receipt into store. My colleagues can look into this from there for you. Thanks – Aiden.”

Meanwhile other shoppers expressed their anger at their flowers not being delivered on time.

James Shaw said: “@waitrose very disappointed that Mother’s Day flowers will not be delivered on Mother’s Day.

“I just hope this unexplained delay has not ruined Mother’s Day for too many other mothers.. Come on Waitrose… You are better than this.”

Another social media user took aim at M&S ​​for selling rotten flowers on Mother’s Day.

They tweeted: “One look at Twitter seeing people complain about the dying/dead discoloured squashed flowers people got for Mothers Day from @marksandspencer makes me glad I’m not the only one.

“I’m not usually one to complain but for the price this is shocking!”

The supermarket replied: “I’m sorry to see these. Please can you DM your full name, email address and order number (or delivery address)? We’ll be able to help further – Emma.”

The history of Mother’s Day goes back a long way and is related to the Christian calendar, but its meaning has changed over time.

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The term ‘Mother’s Day’ technically means the day dedicated to the celebration of mums everywhere, whereas Mothering Sunday tended to refer to a Christian tradition that began in the 16th century where people would visit either the church they grew up in or were baptised.

The celebration falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent and the date changes depending on Easter and the Christian calendar.

Easter and Lent changes every year depending on the cycle of the moon and means that Easter Sunday can occur on any Sunday between March 22 and April 25.

Mother’s Day shouldn’t be confused with the day in the US, which always falls on the second Sunday in May.

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