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Successes in the 2019 national Britain in Bloom awards

Successes in the 2019 national Britain in Bloom awards

Friday 25th October was a very important date for many Britain in Bloom entrants up and down the country as it was the day that winners of the national Britain in Bloom awards were announced. 2019 marks the 55th year of the annual competition.

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Wanted: judges for Britain in Bloom

Wanted: judges for Britain in Bloom

It’s easy to forget some of the often-unsung heroes of Britain in Bloom – the judges. Without these dedicated volunteers, Britain in Bloom wouldn’t exist. In our experience, the judges in Britain in Bloom are a friendly and supportive bunch, happy to offer advice and with a passion for improving the environment – that’s why they do what they do.

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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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Amberol customers prepare for 2019 Britain in Bloom finals

Amberol customers prepare for 2019 Britain in Bloom finals

The month of May marks a very busy time in the diaries of many Britain in Bloom groups as preparation for judges’ visits in July gets underway. Furthermore, with the weather getting milder, floral displays across the UK’s villages, towns and cities are about to burst into bloom.

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Have you tried Amberol’s self-watering hanging baskets?

Have you tried Amberol’s self-watering hanging baskets?

Hanging baskets are one of the staples of great floral displays in public spaces as well as along frontages and in gardens. They add differing levels of height and depth to floral displays and look great sited along the length of a street or in a town square. However, traditional hanging baskets can be high maintenance, requiring frequent watering, particularly during the drier months, which is why Amberol’s range of self-watering hanging baskets is so popular amongst councils, landscape gardeners and Britain in Bloom groups.

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