'Wild Ideas' Our seasonal blog with some thoughts and inspiration from nature
Best Buddies - Bryan and Vincent
At Minsteracres Peace Garden, our gardening therapy group always enjoy getting creative with scarecrows. These serve to help keep the birds away from newly-planted vegetable seedlings and to provide some humorous sculptural interest in the garden. Winter-time is usually the opportune moment to give the scarecrows a make-over and this provides a great indoor team activity for cold, wet days.
The latest addition to our family of scarecrows had been much discussed through last winter, but finally made it into the garden with his wheelbarrow in time for the 2018 growing season and has produced much comment from visitors. Captured here with our trusty grass-cutter, Bryan Green, Vincent, as he has been nicknamed by our participants (apparently he resembles Vincent van Gogh) spends his time casually pushing his rusted wheelbarrow across the garden, looking very suave in his panama hat. From the entrance gate, he is remarkably life-like and we hope the birds think so too!