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Garden Gnomes

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Funny Money
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Funny Money
If you have a garden, do you have any gnomes who reside therein?

If you do, please describe them and tell us what their names are!

Do you have any gnomes in your garden? 13 votes

Yes
15%
in_my_welliesharrys_nan 2 votes
No
69%
donnajunkiepollypennyworried_jimpogofishkingfisherblueMoneyMateMurphybearSilvertabbyMovingForwards 9 votes
My gnomes are my business
0%
Any other option (please elaborate)
15%
tealadyfewgroats 2 votes

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  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    No
    When she was small DD loved what she called 'garden moles'.

    We had to tell her that they were very expensive and we couldn't afford them.
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  • pogofishpogofish Forumite
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    No
    I don't like Gnomes..!

    Creepy Gnomes near me:

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    Any nearer and they might have an encounter with Mr Sledgehammer!


    Also have this Gnome at work - don't mind it at all!

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    :D
  • in_my_welliesin_my_wellies Forumite
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    I don't like them but my gnome came from my great grandmothers garden, late Victorian, so it has sentimental value. It's terracotta but at some stage (1950s?) it's been painted in typically bright colours, now flaking
    I forgot to mention he's also lost his legs so he sits as if buried in the soil under a rhododendron bush.
    When I moved house I forgot him and had to go back to collect him, 205 miles! The new buyers were very happy to hand him over
    Love living in a village in the country side
  • harrys_nanharrys_nan Forumite
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    Yes
    We have 2, never been named. My other half kept on about them, so when he was away from home I bought them as a joke. They now sit guarding our fishpond.
    Treat other's how you like to be treated.

    Harry born 23/09/2008
    New baby grandson, Louie born 28/06/2012,
    Proud nanny to two beautiful boys :j
    And now I have the joy of having my foster granddaughter becoming my real granddaughter. Can't ask for anything better

    UPDATE,
    As of today 180919. my granddaughter is now my official granddaughter, adoption finally granted
  • fewgroatsfewgroats Forumite
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    Any other option (please elaborate)
    Elf like creatures, I think. Not ceramic gnomes.
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  • JackmydadJackmydad Forumite
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    I don't live in Dulwich. . .
    (We do have a couple of inherited old retainer gnomes though, who guard the back door)
  • DigForVictoryDigForVictory Forumite
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    When they of the calibre pogofish has illustrated, I like them only to look at and wince in a supermarket. As I get more accurate with an air rifle, I may like them more, as targets.

    Where they are ceramic models/statues of historic figures & only just not making being a statue by virtue of being a bit short, I have far more tolerance.
  • Deep_In_DebtDeep_In_Debt Forumite
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    My neighbours have a couple and they are really creepy looking (the gnomes, not the neighbours!).

    The gnomes seem to move around a lot and I hope it is the neighbours who are moving them and not the gnomes moving on their own as they are getting closer to my house.
    Debt 30k in 2008.:eek::o Cleared all my debt in 2013 and loving being debt free :)
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]
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    My neighbours have a couple and they are really creepy looking (the gnomes, not the neighbours!).

    The gnomes seem to move around a lot and I hope it is the neighbours who are moving them and not the gnomes moving on their own as they are getting closer to my house.

    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
  • kingfisherbluekingfisherblue Forumite
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    No
    No garden gnomes here. I enjoyed watching Gnomeo and Juliet with my son though!
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