Borderstone's impressive range of ornamental stoneware has always proved popular on GardenSite, and partners David Coton and Andrew Hall recently paid a visit to their manufacturing and distribution base in Nottinghamshire.
This week we were delighted and a little awe struck by the arrival of King Kong, a giant resin Toscano ornament depicting the world's most famous gorilla. It's great to have this magnificent beast on display in Birmingham, standing over 8ft tall with 5’ 8in wide shoulders and weighing in at an impressive 120 kilos (19 stones),
He is part of an extensive Toscano collection that features high quality hand painted and highly detailed pieces depicting everything from farm animals to zombies.
Many people have been mentioning that he has brought back memories of the original King Kong statue which was in the Manzoni Gardens in the centre of Birmingham for six months and was then sold to a local car dealer who also changed the name of his company to the King Kong Car Co.
It was then sold to a Scottish company called Spook Erection Ltd who displayed it at the Ingliston Market in Edinburgh where it was painted in many colours including tartan and famously pink! Unfortunately it is now lying unused in a car park and there is currently a campaign to get the original King Kong back to Birmingham!
We are hoping that our stunningly realistic, but very large gorilla statue will help this to happen, but only time will tell, even the Birmingham Mail news team were quick to pop along and take some photos of the statue and write a piece which is currently in the paper and on their website.
If you would like to come along and view our gorilla, he is currently on display at our Sutton Coldfield branch, and keep your eyes on our Facebook or Google Plus page as we are going to hold a naming competition, where the winner will receive some goodies from us!
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Building a Hutch Company Starter Chicken Coop is easy by following the detailed instructions that are supplied, it is a practical design that uses excellent quality wooden panels and requires only a screwdriver for assembly.
With a view to introducing their impressive range of timber products to GardenSite, David Coton recently visited Churnet Valley Garden Furniture to look around their manufacturing facility.
GLEE is the garden retail industry's annual show, David Coton took the opportunity to visit this year's event at the NEC in Birmingham to catch up with the news, visit current and potential suppliers and evaluate new products we can offer on GardenSIte in the coming year.
With a La Hacienda chimenea or firepit providing light and heat whatever the thermometer says, David Coton discovers that you can continue savouring an outdoor lifestyle even in late summer and the cool of an autumn evening.