Saturday, 12 May 2007
I haven't shown photos before of my garden art, it was such a lovely morning that I couldn't resist taking a few shots, the first is my shovel head named 'Gus the gardener', he's waiting for me to complete Lady Chatterly.
Next is a pedestal and pot near the front door that I mosaiced some time ago. The plant in the pot is a ponytail palm.
This is an old bike rim I found without any spokes. I used small aluminium tubing and wired some stones I'd made from left over grout and added a couple of mosaic balls, the mirrors in the balls catch the light and create lovely patterns and reflections.
I have a few of these poles scattered around the garden. They were treated pine, I painted them then added jam jar lids, bolts, bits of metal, packaging tape anything that I could nail to the poles. They're very weathered now with some of the paint starting to peel, but they still add colour. The style of the garden is tropical, rainforest with succulents added, mainly in pots. We have no grass in the front garden, it's all pathways and garden beds, very low maintenance.
These are mosaic stepping stones that I made, with one of many Buddhas sitting in the sun.
I regularly check out our dump bin at work to see what the guys have thrown out. I found these one day, they're the ends that were cut off the legs of a pole sign, they were already painted and made great pot holders for small succulents.
I'm always finding things people throw out and turning them into garden objects, this shows a couple of pieces of concrete that had been drilled out of a slab, I found an old sandstone tile that I put on top and then all the metal pieces came from an old bin at the back of a cooling tower factory. I still have more photos but I'll show them at another time, if I haven't bored you too much already.