“ Brand: The Potting Shed / Type: Garden Ornaments „
This cute little tree frog garden ornament was an impulse buy one afternoon at one of our local national trust properties. My son is always drawn to the various ceramic animals on display in the garden area of the shop and I thought this little chap looked the most robust.
This is a ceramic tree frog now as to how accurate a representation this is of a tree frog I can only go on my lay persons view from watching Life and various other animal documentaries. The frog has lovely webbed feet and splayed out toes that if he was a real tree frog would make it possible for him to cling on to a tree. The frog's legs toes and back all have wonderful raised detail on them to give them a very tactile quality and to make them look very realistic. The face of the frog is fairly cute looking they have the obligatory boggy eyes that stand out nice and proud from the side of the face. The one we have is a in a brown and yellowy green glaze. This was the only colour available form the shop but I do know you can buy them online in a green colour if you want you frog to stand out more in your plants. The glaze on the frogs and the ceramic in which they are made are all frost free meaning they don't crack. Our little frog live outside all winter in the depth of the snow and ice and never one developed a crack so I think if it can handle that weather then it is safe to assume it lives up to the frost free claims.
The frog can either sit in your garden on the floor or be mounted to a wall via a slot that is part of the frog mould in the back. Our frog has lived in amongst our plants as I personally don't want to risk the frog getting knocked off the wall by way of a stray football in the garden. On the ground it is low enough to be seen lurking in the plants but flat enough to the grown that if a football heads towards the frog it just seems to roll over the top of it. Despite a few football hits the frog has never suffered any damage at all and I am pleased with how well it has held up.
This makes a great little item for the garden and looks very sweet poking out in the plants and leaves. I would definitely recommend it as a subtle garden decoration. It is a cute frog without the mess of a pond and frog spawn for my toddler to fall into! I can't remember what we paid for this item at the National Trust shop but you can buy it from the following supplier http://www.tinklingtoadstools.co.uk/productDetails.asp?pId=29 in a gift box for £6.99.