Garden "ornaments"

mixiepalms

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by mixiepalms » Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:41 am

Mark wrote:Mixie, I love the look of the Mirror. at first I thought it was a port hole :oops:

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I wish I could go through it like Alice lol!!!!!!!!!! A world full of exotics and no Mrs Mixie moaning about my latest purchase!!! :evil: :evil: :twisted:

Be honest how many of us would love that one lmao.

I love the mirror. My fave thing non plant like in the garden.

Ta for the comment on my Brian (Dragon). He is always sitting on my head all day long when I am home. Mrs Mixie says it is because my head looks like a stone lol. Ie bare and barren. I even chased the postman up the road yesterday because he had mis delivered some mail with Brian on my head. He was going " get that horrid thing away from me" lol. Hope he meant Brian!!!! :ahhh!:

Melissa

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by Melissa » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:29 pm

At last I've got round to taking pic's of our ornaments, I didn't realise we had so many :shock:
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Melissa

Melissa

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by Melissa » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:38 pm

There's more :D hope you're not bored yet :D
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And lots and lots of pots.

While doing this post I've remembered several others that I've missed out :(

Melissa

Cathy

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by Cathy » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:40 pm

Hi Melissa :)
What a mixed bag of ornaments! Looking through this thread, I wonder what a psychologist would make of it :roll: say we're all barking I expect :lol:

cathy.

Cathy

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by Cathy » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:56 pm

Melissa, as well you know, pic's of gardens can never be boring :roll:

The croc' and lizards basking in the sunshine and pot display are my favourite ornaments! the glimpses of your garden are a treat as well!

cathy.

Melissa

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by Melissa » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:01 pm

Yes Cathy, they look a odd collection when you put them altogether like this :? anyone analyising this lot would have a field day :D

Melissa

Gaz

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by Gaz » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:44 am

If they hadnt already realised that we are all nuts then they will now :lol:

kentgardener

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by kentgardener » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:31 pm

You all certainly have an interesting collection of objets d'art in your gardens - here is some more of my bric-a-brac......

Neptune
Neptune
Neptune

A pile of stone from my travels
Some stones from my tavels
Some stones from my tavels

Fred's brother
Fred's brother
Fred's brother

Obligatory Easter style head
the obligatory Easter style head
the obligatory Easter style head

Charity Shop 50p glass head
Charity shop 50p glass head
Charity shop 50p glass head

Charity shop glass balls
A selection of charity shop glass balls
A selection of charity shop glass balls

A pile of stone balls
Stone balls
Stone balls

Vera Duckworth style flying birds
Flying birds
Flying birds

Brutus
Brutus
Brutus
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John

Melissa

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by Melissa » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:04 pm

John, whats that on the left of Brutus, :? looks interesting.

Like all your balls to :shock:

Melissa

MarkD

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by MarkD » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:40 pm

The terracotta vases by the tap water feature is one my favourites Mel! :D

John, I like the balls!! With the Neptune statue the first thing that popped into my mind was 'Tresco' :)

kentgardener

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by kentgardener » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:43 pm

Hi Melissa

I wondered if someone might spot that. It is one of my shell towers. My parents live about 30 seconds from a beach and whenever I go to visit them I walk on the beach collecting these flat shells. At first we used to only collect ones with holes in, that had been made natuarally by wave action, as I had an idea to stack them on metal rods (we now cheat and collect all of them and then drill the holes!). I have 4 or 5 of these towers now in my garden. Up to now I have been using the spiral metal things that you can buy from garden centres - but they are not really up to the weight when it gets windy - so I am looking into getting a blacksmith to make me something more substantial.

Below are a couple of photos of my shell towers in more detail.

cheers

John
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Johns shell tower
Johns shell tower
Close up of metal rod
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DavidF

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by DavidF » Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:38 pm

What an excellent idea John, I really like it.

Are they scallop shells?

Melissa

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by Melissa » Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:51 pm

Thanks MarkD, glad you like that bit :D

John, thought they might be shells but wasn't sure how you'd stacked them, I like that idea, they look really great :D Might nick that idea hope you don't mind :wink:

I've always fanced doing a stone pile on the same theme, by collecting stones with holes in and stacking them, but never managed to collect enough :(

Melissa

kentgardener

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by kentgardener » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:04 pm

Melissa wrote:I've always fanced doing a stone pile on the same theme, by collecting stones with holes in and stacking them, but never managed to collect enough :(

Melissa
Hi Melissa

Please do nick the idea - I am sure I was inspired by Derek Jarman's garden in the first place.

I wish I had some photos of my parents garden to share with you. We have managed to collect loads of stones with holes in over the years and there are stone towers, stone 'necklaces', stone table cloth weights and just about anything else I could think of to do with stones with holes in!

regards

John

MarkD

Re: Garden "ornaments"

Post by MarkD » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:32 pm

Bumping up this thread again, as while browsing through garden centres last Monday, once again I came across the worst garden ornaments still on sale! :ahhh!: I mentioned about seeing these statues before to a few members, I'm glad I came across them again, this time I have the camera! icon_cheers :lol:

Charlie Dimmock
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Alan Titchmarsh
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And the naffest of them all.....

David and Victoria Beckham :lol:
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