CONSIDER SOME GARDEN STATUARY
I’ve avoided placing anything other than plants in my garden for many years, especially avoiding the likes of plaster gnomes and concrete deer, but now I’m not so exclusive. The idea of stone creatures sitting among my apiaceae and leguminosae is beginning to appeal as my garden matures, though I’m still a bit cagey about flamingos and partially draped women shouldering urns of water. I like the idea of stone creatures of the
mythic sort, relaxing in the garden, though I suppose I’m going to have to settle for concrete versions. They’re very good though, going by what I’ve seen in the garden centres and there’s a great selection to choose from. Those may not be to your taste, but there’ll be something out there that you could enjoy displayed alongside your floral favourites. The ultimate would be to fashion statues for your garden by your own hand, if that’s within your capabilities. Rubber moulds are available for the less skilled, which filled with concrete or plaster can provide some delightful garden beasts for the imaginative gardener.