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2019

Anyone for tennis? Wimbledon tackles the plastic problem

Anyone for tennis? Wimbledon tackles the plastic problem

Mention the annual Wimbledon tennis tournament and most people think of strawberries and cream, pristine green tennis courts and cheering on their favourite player. But even the historic and well-tended environment of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) is subject to problems with litter.

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Product in the Spotlight – Amberol animal bins

Product in the Spotlight – Amberol animal bins

At Amberol we are probably best known for our range of self-watering planters, but our unofficial mascot – the Percy Penguin litter bin - is instantly recognisable to many of our customers. Used in parks, shopping centres, playgrounds and theme parks across the UK – and as far away as Australia, Amberol’s animal shaped bins are loved by adults and children alike.

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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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