Crossword Genius

Delivery includes sort of bad garden furniture (8)


I believe the answer is:


I'm a little stuck... Click here to teach me more about this clue!

'garden furniture' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both man-made objects as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'delivery includes sort of bad' is the wordplay.
'delivery' becomes 'birth' (the delivery of a baby).
'includes' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'sort of' indicates an anagram.
'bad' with letters rearranged gives 'dba'.
'birth' going around 'dba' is 'BIRDBATH'.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for birdbath that I've seen before include "Item to attract garden visitors" , "Garden feature holding water" , "avian facility" , "Ornamental outdoor basin -- bad birth (anag)" , "Water container in garden for avian ablutions" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Want a hint initially instead of a full solution? Install my app