The Rust & Weathering,makes this statue so much more acceptable for the garden & dilutes any "Twee". Do not try to scrub clean any of the aged patina from statues or Garden urns like a sweet friend did for me when I was away.
Directing water away from house with shallow channel using river rock, use plants like dogwood shrub and fothergilla fill in the borders, along with hostas and alliums. to turn that ugly erosion ditch into a rain garden.
garden bench - The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah / Mount Tomah Botanic Garden is a 28 hectare public garden approximately 100 km west of Sydney in the Blue Mountains, established in New South Wales, Australia