The London 2012 Olympics proved to be a huge success for British athletes, who took home a raft of gold medals and provided some inspiring sporting moments.
It prompted horticultural expert Diarmuid Gavin to suggest planting up a golden yellow colour scheme at home that should be uplifting at any time of year.
Writing for the Mirror, he recommended Mahonia Charity for distinctive yellow flowers early on in the year, while Fremontodendron California Glory is ideal for people who fancy picking up their garden tools to plant some wall shrubs.
Sunflowers are great for midsummer, but it is also worth thinking about what yellow plants can be incorporated to provide colour during the winter.
Gavin suggested variegated hollies, while Val Bourne from the Daily Telegraph favours winter aconite and Mahonia media, both of which produce blooms during some of the coldest months of the year.
Finally, herbaceous border choices in yellow could include daylilies, rudbeckias, heleniums, coreopsis and anthemis tinctoria.
Why not give it a go to commemorate a great year for Britain?