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.
Many of those colourful floral displays will be housed in Amberol self-watering planters. Our planters are particularly popular with Britain in Bloomers for their low maintenance properties, as well as their facility for conserving water which is favourably regarded by many Britain in Bloom judges.
In fact, looking at the list of national finalists in this year’s competition, almost half of the finalists have ordered and used Amberol products. Our customers have been shortlisted across a range of categories, from City to Village. We also have three customers entered in the Champion of Champions category as well as in the newly created BIDs, Town Centres and City Centres category, proving that our self-watering planters are truly versatile and can enhance a variety of locations - urban, rural and coastal.
The fact that most Amberol planters only need watering once a week even in the summer is obviously a very popular selling point for our customers. However, customer feedback also shows that people value Amberol’s high levels of customer service and the flexibility that we offer in terms of different colours and signage. We also aim to have a self-watering planter suitable for every purpose, from our large floor standing planters to barrier baskets and hanging baskets.
But don’t just take our word for it; here are just a few comments that different customers have made about our planters.
“The beauty of Amberol products is that they look good year after year, as well as making the job of watering far easier. Because the containers create optimal conditions, the plants thrive as they seem to establish a better root system.”
Draycott in Bloom
“The Amberol containers definitely help us to save water as we usually water only two times a week. The water that we put on is saved in the container reservoirs and is then taken up as needed. Of course, this saves time - and ultimately money. We use river water to irrigate several of our town centre Amberol container displays and we do get many positive comments from residents and visitors.”
Halstead in Bloom
“The self-watering planters enable plants to look their best and they really make an impact, bringing splashes of colour to the town. The customer service from Amberol has also been very good – they really take the time to get to know their customers.”
Market Harborough in Bloom
“There’s no doubt that Amberol’s self-watering feature saves both time and money for our maintenance staff and volunteers - and of course it is better for the plants, ultimately making for a better display.”
Shrewsbury in Bloom
Customer or not, we would like to wish everyone involved in this year’s Britain in Bloom competition the best of luck. National judging commences on 29th July with Britain in Bloom judges visiting finalists across the country over a two-week period. The winners will be announced at the national final awards ceremony in October.
A full list of the national finalists can be seen here.
To find out more about Amberol’s range of self-watering planters, email email@example.com or call 01773 830 930.
Investing in the built environment costs money. Many of our customers have to balance the benefits of initiatives such as creating floral displays and keeping the streets tidy with shrinking budgets. So, is the money that is spent on community projects such as brightening community areas, entering Britain in Bloom and funding litter facilities and campaigns really worth it?
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.