Obviously we are big supporters of container gardening. Containers offer versatility, mobility, convenience and flexibility - and they work beautifully when combined with flower beds in a whole range of public spaces, from car parks to town centres. We have seen councils, schools, theme parks, Britain in Bloom groups and individual gardeners make imaginative use of self-watering containers to create some truly stunning displays.
Chewing gum. For something so small, it does a lot of damage to the streets of the UK. In fact, it costs local authorities an estimated £2 to remove each piece of gum. Which is why we have included a receptacle for depositing gum on some of our litter bins, including the popular Olympic Dual Bin which is used for recycling on the go at many locations across the UK.
The eagerly anticipated climax of the RHS Britain in Bloom annual competition took place in Sunderland recently with the national awards ceremony at the Rainton Meadows Arena. The event was attended by hundreds of dedicated In Bloomers from all across the UK.
We are always delighted to see Amberol’s self-watering containers brightening up the streets of Britain and couldn’t resists sharing this fabulous photo sent in to us from Norwich in Bloom featuring long time volunteers Reg and Jo Chiddick.
A litter campaign reported on our news pages recently has been making headlines by significantly reducing the amount of rubbish dropped on the streets at the same time as raising money for a local charity.