The final countdown to the London Olympics has started and the celebrations are in full swing. What better time to adorn your street-frontage with some colourful ideas from the floral kingdom? And you don’t have to live in London either, because many tourists are going to use the occasion to explore the UK in the glorious summer months. One of our regular London gardeners has put together some colourful ideas.
Why not consider making up colourful window boxes all the way down your street. If you really want to be patriotic, you could alternate the colours of the boxes in the red, white and blue of the Union Jack. Imagine how inspiring that could be for some of the participants – that might just be passing by your neighbourhood too!
Another simple, but effective idea is to plant out marigold seedlings right now and pack them around your front flower beds and verges. You could even call your creation “growing for gold” and inspire some of our athletes to push the limits and win gold for themselves and the country.
We have several pre-screened garden and landscape experts here on Mr-Skill. They are offering some fantastic deals on plants and designs, and, if you move quickly, your individual contribution could be just in time for the opening of the Games – get your garden and landscaping quote right away.
Chris Collins, regular garden advisor to popular TV show Blue Peter, attended the recent unveiling of the giant floral Olympic rings at Kew Gardens – see the picture insert (courtesy of the Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games).
Chris goes on to offer some tips for creating your very own rings:
‘It might seem like a complicated design, but using flowers such as violas in the various colours of the Rings will make things more straight forward. Plant a nice bright-leaved plant, low growing like Pyrethrum, around and inside the Rings to make them stand out. Or, you could just do a simple coloured display using edibles like purple lettuce, rocket or mint.’
Come on – Join in the Fun
It won’t be happening again anytime soon. Mr-Skill and all its members are encouraging every citizen to do their bit in celebrating this, the greatest sporting event in the world. Find your garden and landscaping expert right here on Mr-Skill, and be part of the spectacular celebrations of British culture, watched on TV by billions worldwide. Don’t miss it for anything!