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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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Amberol and Topiary Art Designs – where artistry and floristry combine

Amberol and Topiary Art Designs – where artistry and floristry combine

Topiary Art Designs make bespoke feature topiaries, willow and wicker sculptures and replica plant or artificial topiary sculptures which are in demand both in the UK and across the world. Owner and artist Steve Manning also makes stainless steel topiary frames in any design. In addition, the company offers a topiary shaping service and topiary plant sales from its Suffolk-based nursery.

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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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