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Green Christmas

Green Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year but present buying, house decorating and increased consumption of food and drink means that the amount of waste we produce increases dramatically.

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Gardening for health and happiness

Gardening for health and happiness

Whether they’re in a garden, a self-watering planter on the high street or on a table indoors, plants and flowers have the power to lift our mood and make us feel happier. However, as every keen gardener and Britain in Bloom volunteer knows, the ability of flora and fauna to enhance our lives goes far beyond providing an attractive backdrop to our day to day activities.

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Pansies and violas in Pontefract

Pansies and violas in Pontefract

Last month we blogged about planting in hanging baskets and containers to keep the beauty and colour of floral displays going into the autumn and beyond to cheer up the colder and darker days ahead. So, imagine how pleased we were when Pontefract in Bloom tweeted us to tell us they’d acted on one of our tips and had filled Amberol self-watering containers, including prominent town centre tiered planters with gorgeous autumnal pansies and violas.

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Derby schoolchildren create eco-greenhouse from used plastic bottles

Derby schoolchildren create eco-greenhouse from used plastic bottles

The children of Arboretum Primary in Derby were excited to receive a visit from East Midlands Today in late October as they unveiled the latest addition to their outdoor learning area – a greenhouse constructed out of used fizzy drinks bottles.

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A new dog waste bin for a busy animal centre

A new dog waste bin for a busy animal centre

We like to support good causes where we can, so we were pleased to be able to donate one of our specially designed dog waste bins to Block Fen Animal Centre earlier this year.

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Britain in Bloom 2018 national awards announced

Britain in Bloom 2018 national awards announced

The national Britain in Bloom finals are always a great celebration of the fantastic community spirit and dedication that goes into the competition every year – and 2018 was no exception.

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