One of my (many) goals for The Potting Shed is to provide an outlet for local artists and craftsmen. So I was delighted when this lovely pear was carried through the gate by a former Sydney jetsetter, now semi-retired and living in the Highlands. He loves working with steel he explained, as a hobby, and would I be interested in some of his pieces to sell at The Potting Shed. Yes indeed, I said and next day he pulled up in his ute and showed me a beautiful obelisk he had made for his wife, the legs still covered in dirt fresh from her rose garden! Elegant and perfectly proportioned, it was just what I had been looking for, for my own garden. And therefore I was sure it would be ideal for The Potting Shed. Off you go, I said. Make me more. And so I am waiting for the ute to pull up again, hopefully this week, with more steel woven magically into art by this George Clooney lookalike, who prefers to remain anonymous. I’ll let you know when more goodies arrive – but in the meantime, if you’re looking for a special piece for your courtyard, orchard or on a table in a conservatory, this pear is simply, quietly stunning. It is, as a friend and seasoned collector noted, ‘just right’.