Gabby the “Garden Angel”. Happy xmas Mandy.

 

 

What do you get a house and garden renovator for Christmas? Power tools! A new paint brush!. No.

Gabby the "Garden Angel"

Gabby the "Garden Angel"

You make a garden sculpture out of recycled materials and put it into the front garden. At least that’s what I did. Of course this necessitated the start of the revamp of the front garden, laying carpet on the grass and barrowing lots of mulch from the backyard to the front. The demise of a very large willow tree and hire of a mulcher meant that we had a large pile of mulch. This combined with not wanting any grass in the front yard and a pair of white Blundstone wellie boots that I found on the riverbank in Bathurst, NSW a couple of years ago led to the creation of Gabby.

Mandy & Tessa dog preparing the front garden

Mandy & Tessa dog preparing the front garden

 

Tessa dog working very hard

Tessa dog working very hard

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

She is made from corrugated tin that was removed from our roof when that was replaced as well as the top of the water tank that was on the western side of the house (rusted out) , some Tea tree for her arms and facial features cut from fence palings. The skeleton was rewelded steel piping structure from Launceston tip shop Eco-salv as was her wings.

Gabby before her barrow was filled with flowers

Gabby before her barrow was filled with flowers

 
Gabby has her barrow filled with flowers

Gabby has her barrow filled with flowers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
She has certainly got a lot of glances and stares and smiles since she was put into the front garden. Some tin chooks are on the drawing board as is planting out the garden with drought tolerant plants and covering more of the grass with mulch and forming paths.
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