Looks like Russians bought out all the European roses this week.
Wednesday is market day in Leiden. One of my favorite routines is to buy vegetables and fruits on the street market. I know the sellers, and they know me. Besides the food I usually get some flowers.
This week the flower seller greeted me in a new way: "I remember that you often buy roses. No chance for that today. The ones I sell for 5 or 6 euro per bunch were sold for 12 at auction, because Russians buy almost all of them these days"
Not that I was planning on buying roses today. Still, fun.