News February 2009
26 February 2009
Over the past few months our range of garden statues has continued to evolve. By constantly sourcing and developing models cast in a wide variety of mediums, we hope to offer a garden statue to accommodate every taste.
A large number of our statues are traditionally cast in iron, including the hallmark Classic Stag
which, along with its accompanying Deer/Doe
, continue to be in demand.
Other standout animal statues include a Half-size Horse
, a Frolicking Stag
and a Giant Bull
. In addition to being available in the standard natural rust finish, the Bull Statue is also available in Antique White and Red Oxide, (please contact us for more details).
The majority of our classic busts, nudes and portraits are also cast in iron. Our Bust of a Girl
and Small Roman Lady
prove particularly popular, with both being available in either natural rush or Antique White.
The finish of all of our cast iron statues will develop over time. This can include mossing and general patination. Whilst they will also rust up nicely, they will never erode as the rust forms a protective seal.
A cast iron garden statue can be primed and painted, with a metal based rust proof paint if really required, but most prefer an aged appearance.
Over the last few months, we have also been busy adding more contemporary garden statues to our selection. Standing amongst them are Terracotta Warriors
and Easter Island Heads
, both faithful reproductions of ancient wonders.
These garden statues are cast in concrete, but also feature an interwoven fibreglass mesh for added stability and frost proofing. This innovative composite allows for the statues to
07 February 2009
As spring approaches, gardeners pay particular attention to planting. Our faux lead fibreclay pots look set to be the containers of choice this season, along with traditional cast iron urns.
Although we are only at the start of February, we have already noticed a significant spike in demand for every style of fibreclay planter. Cast in the Chelsea fashion these are available as boxes or troughs.
Our fibreclay Chelsea boxes range in size from 27cm
. The smallest three - 27cm, 32cm
- are available as a set
, discounted to £65.
The fibreclay Chelsea Troughs range from 50cm
, starting at just £13.
The largest in either style of the fibreclay planters prove particularly popular with topiary specialists given the size of plant they can accommodate.
Fibreclay is an innovative material. Whilst it has an appearance close to lead and is very rigid, it is lighter in weight – allowing for the manufacture of more manageable planters.
It is also extremely environmentally friendly, being produced from the waste product of paper mills and requiring only 10% of the resources needed from traditional planters.
Also currently in demand are Venetian cast irons urn. A cast iron urn is available for any requirement given the diversity of our range, which we will be looking at in more detail in the near future.