Wanted: gnome maker to take over historic firm

One of Europe’s last traditional manufacturers of garden gnomes is struggling to find a successor for the 145-year old business and may be forced to close its doors when its owner retires.From classic gnomes with white beards, red hats and pipes to footballers in white shorts and female gnomes in saucy underwear, Germany’s Philipp Griebel is one of the most famous producers of the painted clay models which adorn gardens worldwide.