Biddulph in Bloom in Staffordshire has been working to improve the environment for the community since 1991. The organisation currently has over 20 regular members and trustees, plus many additional volunteers who also support a range of activities from admin to planting to painting.
As summer approaches and the weather gets warmer (hopefully), the facility of Amberol’s self-watering planters to help conserve water really comes into its own. This is particularly true in the current crisis when people are required to minimise any form of activity outside the home.
We love to hear about the way that people use our products. Whether you are a school, leisure centre or council using litter bins from our range of indoor and outdoor litter bins to keep your environment clean and tidy, or a Britain In Bloom group creating wonderful displays using Amberol’s self-watering planters, it’s always good to see and hear our products in action.
The Great British Spring Clean, originally scheduled to run from 21st March to mid-April, has been postponed due to the situation around Covid-19. The national campaign will now run for a shorter period from 11th to 27th September.
One of the strengths of Britain in Bloom is its strong sense of community. So, although everyone is physically apart at the moment, the RHS has been looking at ways of bringing people together. As a result, the organisation has been working on expanding its online community and has recently launched a new newsletter: ‘Blooming Great News’ to help the In Bloom and gardening community keep in touch.
Having re-opened a few days after Easter, production at the Amberol factory is running smoothly. There have been some adjustment in processes and systems, and changes have been put in place to ensure strict social distancing in accordance with government regulations but Amberol’s MD reports that there have been surprisingly few teething problems.