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I am a shocker for not throwing things out.
Mrs Fox belonged to one of OH’s deceased relatives and is over 40 years old. Rather than letting her go to the tip, I asked for her and re painted her. We have had her since 1995, but about 4 years ago her muzzle dropped off, OH stuck it back with cement glue.
She lives along ‘pebble beach’,which edges the grass and the borders. The pebbles, collected together by me over the years, have all come from two spade’s depth as we are on plateau gravel, over a pan of clay.
Although the grass is long, didn’t want to cut it as it seems to tear, it is that wet.

After 2 mild frosts and all the rain during December, an ear fell off. She and her family were taken into the conservatory and the ear was reattached. Repainted with exterior masonry paint, she is ready to go back into the garden, to rejoin the rest of her cement friends, the Owl, frog and heron fountains.


At the moment she is overseeing my Iris seedlings in the conservatory.
Ps In case you were wondering the brown bits are pebbles from Pebble beach!

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amy
Amy
 

Well saved Sue Mrs Fox is so cute with her family they look splendid in their nice new coats ,her other garden friends will be jealous !

3 Jan, 2016

 

I would have done the same thing, I am always mending my garden ornaments, some like yours are also over 40yrs old and were made for me when my family were children, I too have some rescued from mum and dads garden, ok they might be well weathered but there is a home for them here, a bit of TLC does wonders for them.....

3 Jan, 2016

 

Ha ha....the bionic fox. We have the technology to rebuild her!
It's very nice to have older items in the garden. My garden is all very new so I hope to be able to introduce some older items without them looking out of place!
I've been to a couple of our local beaches but not been able to find any nice driftwood yet, to go on my stone chip area by my new shed!

3 Jan, 2016

 

Mrs Fox looks happy to be in out of the wet....well rescued...😊

4 Jan, 2016

 

Amy, I draw the line at gnomes! Lincslass, sentimental reminders of childhood. I remember Owl from when I was a youngster. How could we possibly discard them?
Modern glues and other current technology but do we have the will to mend these days in today's throw away times, Paul?

4 Jan, 2016

 

Although I am not keen on some ornaments, I can understand you keeping Fox and family, well done OH for making such a good job, I need some advice re a bird bath that needs some tlc......

4 Jan, 2016

 

Your fox is delightful - I've never seen one with cubs before. Long may she flourish!

4 Jan, 2016

 

Dd, there is some cement glue on the market, would have to ask OH what it is called. Used this to stick Sirus Statue's head back on when I toppled her over and broke off her head. Although I prefer natural coloured stone, painting can help stop the water getting into the pores, (paws, no pun intended)

5 Jan, 2016

 

Well done on the restoration. I have a similar (unpainted) fox and cubs under one of my bird baths.

5 Jan, 2016

 

Terra, were they originally bare of colour? Camaflaged to catch the birds bathing!

5 Jan, 2016

 

Siris ... you can see the fox cubs bird bath here ...

it is my photo from 31st March 2009 ...

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/69410-cracking-pool-gromit/member/terratoonie

maybe camouflaged to keep the cats away from the birds !

5 Jan, 2016

 

Thanks Siris.....

5 Jan, 2016

 

speaking of garden orniments, i have two very large planters that were given to my grandad , they are at least a hundred years old and a bird bath that belonged to my other grandparents and that is at least 70 years old .

7 Jan, 2016

 

Hello Nellie and happy New year. Well done keeping your grandparents planters, they sound more stylish, than my kitsch,

8 Jan, 2016

 

We are such a throw away society it's good to see we are not all the same I think us gardeners like to hang on to things I have a bird bath we bought to celebrate the birth of our first grandchild he's 25 this year and there are now another 4 ! And there is something in the garden to celebrate them all , just love those foxes .

8 Jan, 2016

 

Thanks Kg, I also think it is a trait of those of a certain age! Besides, many products are not constructed to last, planned obsolescence on the manufacturers' part.
My neighbour tries to put a plant in the garden bearing the name of any new edition to her family.

9 Jan, 2016

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