CONDOMINIUM BEHIND THE POTTING SHED. Gnomes generally do not live quite as close together as this but they will try anything and this pile of clay flowerpots just lent itself naturally to being turned into a block of high-rise flats. One of the few concessions gnomes make to our plastics industry is that they grudgingly admit that plastic flowerpots are better for most plants than the old clay ones. It's sad but true that the look and feel of the pots does not come into it. Plastic just retains the moisture better. Although they hate the look of them, gnomes even use plastic flowerpots themselves, but are a bit embarrassed about it and tend to hide them behind the others.