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How has Britain in Bloom judging changed for 2019?

How has Britain in Bloom judging changed for 2019?

Summer means one thing for Britain in Bloom entrants – judges’ visits. The marking criteria for Britain in Bloom is well known to experienced entrants up and down the country. However, some modifications have been made to the marking scheme for 2019 to reflect the changing nature of the competition. So, it’s important that all entrants are aware of these changes when planning their regional and national judging tours.

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5 top tips for a successful Britain in Bloom judges’ visit

5 top tips for a successful Britain in Bloom judges’ visit

Entering Britain in Bloom is a year-round project. All those involved, from professional grounds staff to volunteers will have invested hundreds of hours into planning, planting and promoting their entry, but all that effort can go to waste if the judging visit isn’t well-planned and executed.

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Will you be the 2019 lucky winner of £1000 of Amberol products?

Will you be the 2019 lucky winner of £1000 of Amberol products?

It’s hard to believe that it’s 12 months since we announced the start of last year’s annual Amberol photo competition, but we are now officially open for entries!

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Product in the spotlight – Up the Pole Baskets

Product in the spotlight – Up the Pole Baskets

When we think of floral displays, we tend to think of flower-filled containers placed on the ground. However, by using planters at different levels, including self-watering hanging baskets and Up-the-Pole planters, it’s possible to create a really stunning street scene - as shown here in a photo taken at Gravesend for the Amberol annual photo competition courtesy of Graham Long.

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Be inventive – plants will grow in almost anything. Sinks, baths, even wellington boots can make quirky containers - although they may not provide ideal growing conditions.

Product in the spotlight – Up the Pole Baskets

Product in the spotlight – Up the Pole Baskets

When we think of floral displays, we tend to think of flower-filled containers placed on the ground. However, by using planters at different levels, including self-watering hanging baskets and Up-the-Pole planters, it’s possible to create a really stunning street scene - as shown here in a photo taken at Gravesend for the Amberol annual photo competition courtesy of Graham Long.

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What’s new in the plant world for 2019?

What’s new in the plant world for 2019?

All plants and flowers may be beautiful, but just like clothes, food and interiors, fashions come and go when it comes to gardening. Here we take a look at some of the top trends for 2019….

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Keeping our public spaces tidy in 2019

Keeping our public spaces tidy in 2019

The dropping and non-segregation of litter on the streets of the UK continues to be an expensive problem for many councils. John Read, the founder of Clean Up Britain recently highlighted the problem of cash-strapped councils being forced to waste millions on clearing up litter. He said, “Councils are currently spending £800 million a year on clearing up litter, including £200, 000 spent by Warwick District Council, which is an obscene amount of wasted money when most councils are semi-bankrupt.”

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