Rolling out the barrel at Britain in Bloom
We are always delighted to see Amberol’s self-watering containers brightening up the streets of Britain and couldn’t resists sharing this fabulous photo sent in to us from Norwich in Bloom featuring long time volunteers Reg and Jo Chiddick.
The photo shows just one of the seven Ambarrels in the grounds of St. Stephen’s Church in Norwich that Jo and Reg maintain with the help of several other dedicated volunteers. Ambarrels are self-watering planters which look like authentic brandy barrels but which are made from recyclable polyethylene to ensure durability.
St. Stephen’s Church won an individual Gold award at Anglia in Bloom this year and was also part of the Mancroft in Bloom entry which won the Urban Community award. In addition, the church was a significant feature in both of Norwich’s entries at national level in this year’s City and Urban Community categories where they won a Silver Gilt. Jo and Reg were also presented with a Community Champion Award at the ceremony in October.
Terry Bane, Chair of Trustees for Friends of Norwich in Bloom is delighted with impact that Amberol’s self-watering containers create throughout the Anglia region and pays tribute to the dedication of the many volunteers who contribute to the Britain in Bloom effort.
“St. Stephen’s Church is a real credit to Norwich and a real jewel amongst all our many Norwich “Heavenly Gardens” churches project.” comments Terry. “It’s hard to believe that one of Amberol’s self-watering barrels is actually under the flowers and foliage. It just shows how Amberol planters create perfect conditions for plants to thrive and grow into fantastic displays.”
The aim is to include even more Ambarrels in the grounds of St. Stephen’s churchyard in 2016.
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