Gardening on an Olympic Scale

Friday sees the opening of the 2012 Olympics Games and giant Olympic rings are springing up all over the UK. By far the most effective representation of the iconic Olympic symbol is the enormous rings mown into the grass at Richmond Park’s Nature Reserve in London.

The Royal Parks, who devised the five-ring spectacle to be visible on the Heathrow flight path ready to welcome athletes and visitors to the London 2012 Games, employed their six Shire horses to create the display. Two of the horses, who regularly cut the verges in Richmond Park, will be maintaining the rings during the Games and with regular trimming the 300 x 135 metre symbol is set to become even more defined over the summer.

Now is the perfect time to visit local woodland and parks to see the local flora, butterflies and moths which are enjoying the long awaited spell of summer weather.

If you have a garden, interior or landscaping project which you need help with or ideas for then please give me a ring: Alison 01572 747318 or 07973843020.

I work on interior design and garden design projects in Stamford, Lincolnshire, Oakham, Uppingham and Rutland as well as further afield. I will design a garden to complement the architecture of your home and choose the right landscaping materials to complement it. If you are frustrated with endless searching for the right fabric or wallpaper and paint colours and overwhelmed with the enormous choice, then allow me to make a handpicked selection for you. I will complement the style of your existing rooms and provide a few choice pieces which will bring the whole look together.