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2018

New fines for litter louts

New fines for litter louts

In April, local authorities were given new rights to issue on-the-spot fines of up to £150 to people caught littering in public places. For the first time, these fines can now be issued to motorists who throw rubbish from a moving vehicle, if the offending car can be proven to be the source of the litter. At Amberol, our wide range of outdoor recycling bins is designed to help tackle the blight of litter on the streets of the UK and we welcome any efforts to further reduce the problem.

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The best plants to attract wildlife

The best plants to attract wildlife

International Dawn Chorus Day which took place in early May is celebrated from the Caribbean to Antarctica, but did you know it all began in Birmingham in 1984 when broadcaster and environmentalist Chris Paines had the unusual idea of inviting guests to a 4am birthday party so everyone could enjoy the dawn chorus together?

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Britain in Bloom on the BBC

Britain in Bloom on the BBC

Here at Amberol we thoroughly enjoy working in partnership with Britain in Bloom groups and it has been a real treat to watch the BBC2 show, Britain in Bloom and see so many of our self-watering planters used to such creative effect on the series.

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Your chance to win £1000 of products with launch of the Amberol’s annual photo competition

Your chance to win £1000 of products with launch of the Amberol’s annual photo competition

Photographs are a great way of preserving the beauty of the floral displays that Britain in Bloom volunteers, individuals, and ground staff work so hard to produce. That’s one of the reasons why Amberol run an annual photo competition.

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Planting a scented container

Planting a scented container

The first thing we think about when choosing plants for a self-watering container or hanging basket is how our flowers will look. Here at Amberol, we love seeing the carefully colour-coordinated floral displays that brighten up the streets of the UK all year round in our self-watering containers.

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How does planter sponsorship help Britain in Bloom?

How does planter sponsorship help Britain in Bloom?

The borough of Erewash in Derbyshire, a long time Amberol customer, is displaying flourishing form in the annual East Midlands in Bloom Awards. Both Ilkeston and Long Eaton won gold awards in 2017 for the fantastic floral displays created in the two towns, many of which are planted in Amberol’s self-watering containers.

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