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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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The Deposit Return Scheme will be good for local authorities according to Zero Waste Scotland

The Deposit Return Scheme will be good for local authorities according to Zero Waste Scotland

The Deposits Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers that is being introduced in Scotland will be good news for local authorities according to representatives from Zero Waste Scotland speaking at a recent conference in Glasgow.

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Amberol support project to determine the impact of plants on health and wellbeing

Amberol support project to determine the impact of plants on health and wellbeing

The team at Amberol have long believed that plants and flowers have a significant impact on people’s mood, health and general wellbeing. However, there is a scarcity of hard scientific data to prove this theory. So, the company was delighted to be able to support a project developed by a PhD student at the University of Sheffield with the Royal Horticultural Society to research into a possible link between the two.

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Recycling figures encouraging – but there’s still a long way to go

Recycling figures encouraging – but there’s still a long way to go

Recently released figures from the EU reporting on recycling levels have been encouraging, showing that recycling of paper and cardboard packaging in Europe reached over 85% in 2016 – the highest ever reported.

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Have you tried Amberol’s self-watering hanging baskets?

Have you tried Amberol’s self-watering hanging baskets?

Hanging baskets are one of the staples of great floral displays in public spaces as well as along frontages and in gardens. They add differing levels of height and depth to floral displays and look great sited along the length of a street or in a town square. However, traditional hanging baskets can be high maintenance, requiring frequent watering, particularly during the drier months, which is why Amberol’s range of self-watering hanging baskets is so popular amongst councils, landscape gardeners and Britain in Bloom groups.

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96% of customers recommend Amberol’s products in annual survey

96% of customers recommend Amberol’s products in annual survey

In today’s challenging economic times, a company doesn’t survive unless it’s doing something right. Amberol has been working with councils, community groups, businesses and Britain in Bloom groups for 50 years and we believe that one of the secrets of our success is listening to our customers.

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