Profile: Oaklea, 02nd Jun, 2021
A South Lakes based Oaklea customer is spreading the love with his very 'green fingers'! Take off your gardening gloves and pull up a deckchair...and let's hear it for our glorious gardener -Simon.
Taking in -“The hanging gardens of South Lakeland”
Simon has entered various competitions over the years -including ‘Kendal in Bloom’ and this year is going again for ‘Cumbria in Bloom’ - it was on hold last year due to the pandemic but now he’s raring to go and making the most of the awesome sunny weather after a tough spring for gardeners.
Master of all he surveys….bringin’ bloomin’ joy to friends, neighbours and passers by!
Here he explains how he initially got inspired to grow his own veg - but knocked that on the head for going all out for a floral display:
“To me to you” - Top duo in action
Simon lives in accomodation provided by our good chums at Fairoak Housing - they’ve been fully behind his plans to brighten up the space:
Simon has regular support from Oaklea’s Steve ‘The Ruddmeister’ Rudd - when not on his Scooter, he makes time to say how much he loves what Simon has achieved as it brings joy to so many locally:
It’s a thumbs up from me: We caught up with Simon just after he’d had a new haircut - and he put support Steve and Marketing lead Simon (too many Simon’s lol) to shame - but tbf they’d both already had a close shave!
Simon - is also a regular at our Right2Work CIC - The Furniture Warehouse -and is a familiar face to many within the Oaklea Group -here’s a team shot we made earlier! (The Ruddmeister with a giveaway Scooter clue - worn with pride!)
In the frame -We will leave the last image to the top duo - hopefully they will remain ‘in the frame’ for winning ‘Cumbria in Bloom’….
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