D ON'T say it with fruit as well as flowers —
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and not because to do so might be regarded as ostentatious. This advice conies from J. Visbeen, a Dutch operator of some 50 DAFs, along with other vehicles, who carries largely vegetables, fruit and flowers to Britain.
He describes fruit as "bad company" for flowers because as it ripens it gives off gases that affect the keeping qualities of, for instance, roses and tulips.
"So never put a vase of flowers next to your fruit dish," he warns. "Nor is it advisable to carry fruit and flowers in the same trailer."'