My Father’s Garden: Metal by R J Dent

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1: Statues

– What this garden needs is a couple of statues, my father said one day.

     He was standing in the back garden, looking at his horticultural empire. My mother was sitting on the garden bench, drinking a cup of tea and skim-reading a newspaper.

     – That’s a good idea, she said. Let’s go to the garden centre and see what they’ve got.

     My father cleared his throat and shuffled his feet.

     – I was thinking more along the lines of making them myself.

     My mother’s smile faded.

     – Oh.

     My father took this as encouragement. Read more

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