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Fibrestone Planters now available

18 July 2011

Our range of garden planters just got even bigger! We are now offering extremely hardwearing Fibrestone planters in a variety of sizes and styles, including jumbo containers, contemporary troughs and faux lead Chelsea boxes. 

 Fibrestone Chelsea Box

Fibrestone is an ideal material for the manufacture of planters. It combines the durability of fibreglass, so is strong enough for use in giant models, with a solid, heavy feel, courtesy of the stone powder mixed into the composite. 

The result is an authentic, attractive planter that provides years of service at reasonable cost.

Unlike fibreclay, another popular medium we offer, fibrestone will not age greatly, so should be your choice of material if you would prefer your garden planter to maintain a consistent appearance.

The largest model on offer comes in at a whopping 75cm x 75cm x 75cm; perfect for larger plants and trees. Troughs are available up to 100cm and tapered planters up to 92cm.

Full Range details:

Fibrestone Chelsea Boxes – Available Sizes: 30cm, 40cm, 50cm, 60cm

Black Fibrestone Contemporary Boxes – Available sizes: 30cm, 40cm, 50cm, 60cm, 75cm

Black Fibrestone Contemporary Troughs – Available sizes: 73cm, 88cm, 100cm

White Fibrestone Contemporary Boxes – Available sizes: 30cm, 40cm, 50cm, 60cm, 75cm

White Fibrestone Contemporary Troughs – Available sizes: 73cm, 88cm, 100cm

Black Fibrestone Tapered Planters - Available sizes: 48cm, 62cm, 92cm

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Garden Statues: Easter Island Family Expands!

15 June 2011

There has been a new addition to the Easter Island family at Round Wood; we are now offering a model named after the ‘Ahu Tongariki,’ the platform on which this style of head is predominantly found.

Ahus are stone dais that typically face the sea. Over 300 were found on Rapa Nui, at least 100 of which are known to have definitely supported Moai statues.

 

Ahu Tongariki is the largest platfrom on the island. It was swept inland in the last century, but has since been restored. The heads found on Ahu Tongariki typically feature long bodies and wizened arms, as can be seen on our new garden statue model!

He stands a whopping 1.5m tall, but like the rest of our Easter Island statues can be handled into position by two or three or people courtesy of an innovative production method. A stone/concrete mix is sculpted around a hollow fibreglass mesh that keeps the weight of the statue down, but still provides a solid feel.

The Tongariki Easter Island Head costs £360 and be collected or delivered nationwide.

Easter Island Heads, or 'Moai Statues', were carved by the inhabitants of Easter Island from around 1250 AD to commemorate their ancestors. The majority do not feature a ‘body’, such as the Rano Easter Island statues we supply.

The first European to lay eyes on one of the imposing figures was the Dutch explorer Roggeveen in 1722. When Captain Cook landed just over 50 years later, many had been toppled. 

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