My Garden Figure has been sitting in the same part of our garden for the last eleven years.
We moved to our new house in 2009, on a dark November evening. It had been a very long day and, as my son brought the figure up the drive, I asked him to put her somewhere in the garden, to be dealt with the next day. She has been there ever since!
She is called the ‘Garden Figure’ and has been gracefully weathering over the years.
Sadly, this year she has become very tatty and degraded, and I think the chickens have been pecking her!
We are moving to Shropshire in two weeks time. Garden Figure is too decrepit and fragile to take with us and I can’t bear to toss her in the rubbish! So, we have decided to burn her where she sits. Her ashes will remain in the garden here and I hope to retrieve some of the wire framework to incorporate into a new figure for the Shropshire garden.
I’ll keep you posted….