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Arty Garden Ideas

Compiled by Michelle Snaddon Photographs Frank Ellis, SC Pienaar, Elsa Young, supplied GET A LOAD OF THIS An attractive alternative to the modern wheelbarrow is this handmade, wooden 16th-century replica (R2 495) (image 1). The wheel is made of wood and steel by a local blacksmith, so you’ll never have to replace a puncture again. It’s flat-packed and easy to assemble. To order, call Sheila Hughes of Wood-B-Spoked on 082-761-4520 or email dash@epcs.biz. ART, NATURALLY Don’t miss English artist Angie Lewin’s unique view of the natural world in her delightful book, Plants and Places (R340, Merrell) (image 2). MAKE LIGHT OF IT Special Recognition Award winner at the 2011 Institute of Packaging SA (IPSA) Gold Pack Awards, the ingenious Solar Jar solar-powered light (image 3) – housed in a classic 1-litre Consol jar, with solar panelling and a switch in the lid – offers six hours of light before needing to be recharged. Plus it’s safe (no paraffin or flames) and can be used indoors or out (R120, available from Consol). Turn to page 143 of our April 2012 Art issue, on shelf now, for more inspiring garden goodies...