Garden Gnomes Are Out!

I have a renewed appreciation for the world after reading a point in this article [link since removed] which advised people selling their homes not to have gnomes in their garden – or at least hide them behind the begonias until the house is sold.

The Chelsea Flower Show has banned garden gnomes in their displays and I think they should also be banned in gardens. These hideous little ornaments do nothing for a garden apart from tell people that you’re cheap and nasty and couldn’t be bothered finding anything else to add interest to your landscape.

I shouldn’t be so dogmatic about these but I detest them more than stepping in dog poo. I wrote a previous article over at my Lawn Mower Review site that listed a few options for them namely creating an obstacle course for your riding lawn mower.

I feel justified now that others have a similar opinion. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Additionally, we participates in various other affiliate programs, and we sometimes get a commission through purchases made through our links.