Tweed River Roses seller Kane Jeffreys prepares for Valentine’s Day.
Tweed River Roses seller Kane Jeffreys prepares for Valentine’s Day. Blainey Woodham

Roses still sweetest

GIFTS of all sizes and prices are available for sweethearts this Valentine’s Day, but Kane Jeffreys believes roses will never outdate.

Mr Jeffreys, from Tweed River Roses, said despite the large range of presents on the market, the traditional one dozen roses would always be a favourite.

“Business seems to be getting busier and busier,” he said.

“Our most popular bunch is a dozen roses for $50, which is about half price and includes a card and teddy bear.”

Tweed River Roses Friday afternoon set up a roadside stall on the Tweed Valley Way near Tumbulgum.

“We sold 10 dozen roses in the first hour,” Mr Jeffreys said.

“So far today it’s been all men buying and one lady.”

Although the stall only sells roses, Mr Jeffreys said they had added variety this year with a full range of colours.

“Last year we found a lot of people preferred coloured to the traditional red roses,” he said.

“We grow them all locally at Tweed River Roses at Terranora.

“Our roses are also sold in florists on the Tweed and Gold Coast and Brisbane.”

The stall will be selling today and tomorrow, but people should not leave it too late as stock is limited.

“If we sell out on Saturday we won’t be here Sunday,” Mr Jeffreys said.

“So, don’t leave it to the last minute.”

More love than cents

♥ A hug – $Priceless

♥ A single rose – $15

♥ Chocolate fondue for two at Max Brenner – $18

♥ Two adult tickets to Valentine’s Day the movie – $27

♥ A dozen roses – $50

♥ Gold Coast Ballooning ride and champagne breakfast with Hot Air – $225

♥ Ripple 4-hour Chocolate Massage Package – $395

♥ Diamond encrusted Millennium Bra by Victoria’s Secret – $10 million



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