Garden "ornaments"

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DavidF

Garden "ornaments"

Post by DavidF » Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:23 pm

Not sure if this topic has been covered before but I wondered if you guys had any non-plant items in your garden. We've all just seen Don's big croc :) and I know there is the odd carved head around, courtesy of Gary.

Here's a couple of mine....
I got this ant from Chelsea one year
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This bug is made from recycled bits and pieces and is solar powered so its rear end lights up at night
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And finally I've had this little Meerkat for years..
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I have a few more but thought that would do for now. Let's see what you guys have then.

MarkD

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by MarkD » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:50 am

David, you're making members go out and take photos of their guilty pleasures :lol:

Will take piccys later 8)

Mark

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by Mark » Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:22 am

Not many I am afraid.
Leaf man
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Spooky Bill
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Spike and Shrooms
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Work has stopped on my Breeze block carving at the moment but I hope to unvail him before end of summer :eyes:

Spike ( he reminds me of Mr Milligan)
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Juliasaurus

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by Juliasaurus » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:17 am

Well we start off quite tastefully, with my terracotta fern ball from Chatsworth House:

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And then I also have a very tasteful concrete ammonite:

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But then it goes downhill a bit:

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I have another of his kind which I picked up on Friday, but no photos yet. And then it really gets quite silly, with my cracking pair of tots:

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alan

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by alan » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:44 pm

This lurks in one of my borders
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my little girl loves it

Mark

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by Mark » Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:45 pm

Alan, That Iguana looks almost real 8)

Julia, Cracking tots, Your sore 'arris looks good too. It is a Stegosaurus isn't it? :lol:

Juliasaurus

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by Juliasaurus » Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:54 pm

Mark wrote:Julia, Cracking tots, Your sore 'arris looks good too. It is a Stegosaurus isn't it? :lol:
It is a Stego-sore-'arris, Mark! :lol: The other one (if it's sunny tonight I'll get a photo of it) is probably a made-up-a-saurus.

Frank
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Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by Frank » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:32 pm

I have a couple of pink flamingos :oops: They are very shy and hide.......
Not really my taste and they were given to me as a 'present'.

Long story short I gave a friend hideous house warming presents for the garden in form of a ceramic mushroom, caterpillar and something else from Wilko, knowing full well English politeness couldn't refuse to accept and display them. I'm nasty like that :lol:
As a reciprocating gift I got two pink plastic flamingos back. They are so bad I've grown to like them .....

Andrew In Bracknell

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by Andrew In Bracknell » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:45 pm

I'm a sucker for tinkling toadstools, but they do cater for us tropical types, by including some exotic animals. i've even named them Mr Echo the Gecko and Mrs Sprog the Tree Frog.http://www.tinklingtoadstools.co.uk/

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Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by Frank » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:52 pm

Oooh, ooooh, those pixies are very nice indeed :lol:

kentgardener

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by kentgardener » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:51 pm

I LOVE GARDEN ORNAMENTS! I have loads and often retire some to my basement for a season and bring other stuff out. At the moment my favorites are probrably....

Fred (which has been described as the best evergrin in my garden!)
Fred
Fred
And my main project last year (I achieved my level 2 city and guilds art and design qualification specialising in stained glass).
John's stained glass
John's stained glass
John's stained glass
John's stained glass
And I am sure you saw Ian's rattlesnake instalation on another thread!

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John

SteveW

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by SteveW » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:03 pm

How on earth have I missed Fred before now :lol: I noticed Ians rattlesnakes the other week and thought they looked cracking 8)
Now I'm going to have to go out and take a few pics in the garden

DavidF

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by DavidF » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:14 pm

I love that iguana Alan, very realistic and I also like that stained glass John. I have a friend who does stained glass classes, maybe I could commision her to do something similar!

MarkD

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by MarkD » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:39 pm

The iguana looks very realistic Alan!

John, those stained glass panels are crackin' :)

We've got lots of ornaments but most of them are not positioned yet as to where they're supposed to be :roll: still have loads of projects to do.

Here's a few photos, nothing too unique I'm afraid :wink:

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MarkD

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by MarkD » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:42 pm

And to send chills down your spines in the middle of June :lol:


.... a reminder of February 2006 :ahhh!:
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Is it a buddha or Queen Victoria?? :lol:
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