Between the rockery and a hard place. Priapus and the garden gnome.

From Germany to the UK. In 1847 Sir Charles Isham journeyed back from Germany and returned with 21 smaller friends. These were small figures which themselves had evolved from what the Italians had called Gobbi.Β The garden gnome had arrived. It wasn’t until the 1930s that the term β€˜gnome’ entered usage in England and after the …

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