In fact my earliest memory is that of a garden full of gnomes down the road from us when I was a toddler. I have some funny little bits & pieces in the pots at the front door. A reproduction pink flamingo, smaller & slightly lighter than the authentic ones. Also a tin crab & lobster from a pound shop, but I think living this close to the sea, anyone could get away with those. The pink bird house is a bit cutsey, steering toward the Cath Kitson look, which I personally find a bit too twee. It'll be a challenge for me investigating garden kitsch & getting the place into shape, but I think I'll leave it till next summer. Does anyone have any ideas? What did your granny used to doll her garden up with?