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By anget

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Too often we are slightly ashamed of our garden ornaments: witness the opprobrium garden gnomes receive from the ‘Gardening Cognoscenti’.
So I am setting a challenge for a miserable November. It would be fun if we put up pics. of our naked ladies in the shrubbery, gnomes in the borders, fairies away from the Christmas trees, cement animals lurking under the bushes and bons mots on our wall plaques and showed them loud and proud! And admit they give us pleasure..
Here is my teeny-tiny pond before its addition:


And here it is, much improved, with its guardian (who has a place in my heart)…


He would make a good companion for Klahanie’s charming frog in her recent photos.
I have 2 others:


Dragonfly made from scrap.
And my moon-gazing hare:

These three have followed us from garden to garden over the years.
There’s not much to show in plants at the moment, so it would be interesting to see what other sulptures and ornaments we share our spaces with, be they tasteful or otherwise.

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Lovely idea, but I’m afraid I don’t have any 😕. Excellent dragonfly though!

23 Nov, 2020

 

Sheila, how have you managed to escape the odd plastic squirrel or cute puppy/kitten in your gardening career??

23 Nov, 2020

 

That’s an interesting challenge Anget, love the dragonfly and the frog, two interesting little stories here, years ago I got talking to this bloke about gardening and he said he had a fantastic garden, so I told him next time bring me some pics, and sure he did, and he pride as he passed me the photos, I was dumbfounded, his garden was crammed with thousands of gnomes, he reckoned he had over three thousand of them, and I just had to go along with him and say yeah there really good, like I say his face was full of pride and did not want to upset him, everyone to their own I suppose, I will get some pics up of some ornaments for you but I promise no gnomes😀

23 Nov, 2020

 

Looking forward to seeing them, Julien. I'm glad you accept the challenge in the spirit it is meant. All gnomes welcome!

23 Nov, 2020

 

Lovely pics Ange, loving the ‘ ornamental garden friends’. I’m especially liking pic 2. Very handsome fellow and pretty water feature.
I’ve a ‘bird’ ornament and a frog if I recall - hidden somewhere. Oh and a robin! Think that’s about it..oh sorry, a gecko also! I’ll have to get clicking!!!!

23 Nov, 2020

 

Don't hide them under the shrubbery, Kate, bring them, blinking, out into the daylight!

23 Nov, 2020

 

😄

23 Nov, 2020

 

I have a small cement duck by the pond and a mole that was here when we came - pics later.

23 Nov, 2020

 

Your ornaments are lovely, I think they add to a garden. The frog is a real character :)
I have several but they are all animals except a tiny Merlin wizard and a sort of concrete princess or something, which was Beryl's choice. I've put her to keep the swollen shed door shut :D

23 Nov, 2020

 

Didn't you have a lovely St Francis Hywel?

23 Nov, 2020

 

Yorks: looking forward to seeing your treasures.
Hywel: will you have pics?

24 Nov, 2020

 

I have one, but no photo as yet

24 Nov, 2020

 

I can take some pics for you Anget .

24 Nov, 2020

 

Good man!
I'm keen to see our menageries. Thanks to all joining in.

24 Nov, 2020

 

Right Ange, I’ve been out this morning just prior to leaving for work - I’ve taken some pics of my 4 ‘ornamental’ garden ‘creatures’. I’ll post on a blog now. 😉

25 Nov, 2020

 

Love that dragonfly, very creative

25 Nov, 2020

 

Thank you, Paul. It was an African import; if I remember rightly made by youngsters from scrap. I've had it a few years now.

26 Nov, 2020

 

Enjoyed your blog, Kate. Thanks for posting.

26 Nov, 2020

 

I like this blog Anget . . . just about to show you some of my garden ornaments.

26 Nov, 2020

 

Looking forward, Shirley.

26 Nov, 2020

 

Late arriving Anget, been busy decorating and upgrading the utility room, its a miserable day so not worth taking my camera out, I love my ornaments and have plenty in the garden, I will take some photo's, lovely idea...

28 Nov, 2020

 

I shall look forward to seeing them Lincs. Still no gnomes, sadly, or wall plaques...

1 Dec, 2020

 

It's very genius and looks exactly like a dragonfly. Being that it's hand made makes it unique and extra special.

1 Dec, 2020

 

I agree, Paul. Such artistic flair on so few resources.

1 Dec, 2020

 

Amazing what people can do with nothing. My whole house is decorated with all original hand paintings, drawings, crafts & gifts. I remember who each one is connected to. Has so much meaning to me.

1 Dec, 2020

 

Paul: I think a home is much more interesting to the occupant and observers if it contains 'personality'. I suspect we have probably woken up more to what's important to us this year, and it's not necessarily expensive "things". The battered garden ornaments on here with 'history' are an example of that!

1 Dec, 2020

 

Yes I agree Anget. Those imperfections I see in the paintings on my walls make them priceless. Those 'expensive things' I get tend to end up at the Salvation Army or for curbside pickup. :). Hope you're enjoying the holidays.

1 Dec, 2020

 

:-)

1 Dec, 2020

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