News: Gardeners object to advice on what to plant for Olympics

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Gavalar
Since: Apr 2004
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Posted: Wednesday the 26th October 2011 at 10:48


News: Gardeners object to advice on what to plant for Olympics


People living along the route of the Olympic cycle road race have objected to being “advised” how to plant their gardens to fit in with the 2012 Games colours and logos.



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/8849399/Gardeners-object-to-advice-on-what-to-plant-for-Olympics.html


What do you think to this? A harmless idea that's designed to make local people feel included, or a complete waste of council time and money given the current state of the economy?


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Sooz
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Posted: Wednesday the 26th October 2011 at 11:26


If the public were involved in any other way I may be in favour as it's a nice idea in theory, but I'm not prepared to show my support when they are doing everything possible to exclude me otherwise; not allowing my business to even mention 'Olympics' despite being relevant to us here in London, making me get a Visa card to try and get tickets because that's what the global sponsor wants, and then making the ticket process as untransparent as it possibly could be... oh yes, and prioritizing the Olympics traffic and VIPs for 2 weeks when I'm trying to go about my normal (unimportant) business - so no, I won't be doing anything in their colours in my garden Soapbox Very Angry


DMIB
Since: Oct 2011
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Posted: Wednesday the 26th October 2011 at 20:31


I think it's nice to get involved but what about if people don't want to spend on that, plus as you say, the economy is not good enough to be thinking about those minor things. I'm sure it will look nice but as my point of view there are more important things that need to be done.









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