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How to get your community involved in Britain in Bloom

How to get your community involved in Britain in Bloom

Britain in Bloom is about far more than making the UK’s towns and villages look pretty in the summer months. As we know, beautiful floral displays don’t just magically appear; they involve year-round hard work and determination behind the scenes.

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How to have a great Britain in Bloom judging day

How to have a great Britain in Bloom judging day

The day the Britain in Bloom judges arrive is the culmination of months of hard work. So whether you’re a small village-based volunteer team or a large local authority-backed task force, it’s understandable to feel nervous about the big day. However it’s important to remember that no matter what award you eventually receive, this should be a day of enjoyment and celebration. And as with any important day, when it comes to taking the stress out of it, preparation is key.

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Secrets of Shrewsbury’s Britain in Bloom Success

Secrets of Shrewsbury’s Britain in Bloom Success

One of our favourite episodes of BBC2’s recent Britain in Bloom series involved presenter Chris Pavin following the team behind Shrewsbury’s successful 2017 bid to win its customary Gold Award in the ‘small city’ category. At Amberol we are lucky to work with Shrewsbury in Bloom every year by supplying our self-watering planters for the team to create their stunning floral displays in.

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New fines for litter louts

New fines for litter louts

In April, local authorities were given new rights to issue on-the-spot fines of up to £150 to people caught littering in public places. For the first time, these fines can now be issued to motorists who throw rubbish from a moving vehicle, if the offending car can be proven to be the source of the litter. At Amberol, our wide range of outdoor recycling bins is designed to help tackle the blight of litter on the streets of the UK and we welcome any efforts to further reduce the problem.

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Seasonal Advice

Our handy hint

Be inventive – plants will grow in almost anything. Sinks, baths, even wellington boots can make quirky containers - although they may not provide ideal growing conditions.

The best plants to attract wildlife

The best plants to attract wildlife

International Dawn Chorus Day which took place in early May is celebrated from the Caribbean to Antarctica, but did you know it all began in Birmingham in 1984 when broadcaster and environmentalist Chris Paines had the unusual idea of inviting guests to a 4am birthday party so everyone could enjoy the dawn chorus together?

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Planting a scented container

Planting a scented container

The first thing we think about when choosing plants for a self-watering container or hanging basket is how our flowers will look. Here at Amberol, we love seeing the carefully colour-coordinated floral displays that brighten up the streets of the UK all year round in our self-watering containers.

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Guide to planting self-watering spring containers

Guide to planting self-watering spring containers

Spring is a time to get out in the fresh air and start planting again. It’s a time to maybe also put some of those garden-related Christmas presents to use!

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