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Which half of a meerkat have you got bunny?
We have a garden gnome OH inherited when his dad died. I'm hoping it dies of frost bite. I have birds in my garden - 4 different guineau fowl made from clay sculpted in the UK and 2 in Belgium, 6 made from metal in Zimbabwe, one clay owl, one metal heron, one metal cock, one metal hen, one metal cat and a metal frog.
I really dislike gnomes and fairies and twee stuff but that's a matter of taste and they'd look very foolish in my garden. Don't think it's stuffy of the RHS to ban them from Chelsea but I expect the designers and exhibitors will have some fun with them this year. The RHS does a lot of really good work promoting gardening for children, schools and communities as well as research and advice on plants, diseases, design and so on. Most of its experts and committee members are professional gardeners and nurserymen and women earning a modest living, not landed gentry and toffs.
I forgot i have 2 metal chickens (ne a pressie) and a wonderful metal butterfly that sits on a pole and moves in the wind. I am hoping it will keep the birds off the fruit but with my luck they will probably use it as a perch
I think they're the height of bad taste but each to their own, quite like meerkats and I have a stone cat and a childs large colourful windmill which is moved around the garden to scare away birds from pecking seedlings.
The 'half' meerkat , thats all thats left of him but he is happy in his work
I have sheep,and I did have gnome but he left .
My gnomes have featured on other pages of this forum - Titchmarsh, Baldrick and Gnomename. Can't remember which thread
Lots of little people in my garden too. These are just a couple...
Lyon Greene wrote (see)
Gary are these fairies some of your photo shop magic. If not can you rememer where you got the one with a door from'?
The photos are all absolutely genuine, and have not been tampered with.
The fairy door came from Amazon, a couple of years ago. That particular model is no longer listed, but they do have two other designs, both quite similar...
The bright red mushrooms came from Sainsburys.
Asda in Aberdeen are selling 3ft high blue gnomes, they aren't yet in the local Asda to me (England) ...but who knows after Chelsea...