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Friday, 13 March 2009

Red Nose Day - Gardening Jokes Anyone?


The nation goes ever so slightly bonkers on Red Nose Day - hurrah! Previously, it's been very easy to join in - usually via a dress down day at work plus lots of people up to mad things at the station and in the office. Everyone smiling for once - it's a real feel good day and all in a good cause.

This year's different - every day's a dress down day for me now - my friend L suggested yesterday that perhaps I could have a dress up day instead and whilst that's a good idea, I confess that ballgowns and tiaras don't really feature in my wardrobe: scruffy student's always been my favourite look.

So my Red Nose Day contribution for this year is to compile a list of gardening related jokes. For each one (clean ones only please) you leave in the comments below, I'll make a donation of 50p to the cause. Here's a few for starters just to get you warmed up:

Q Why do potatoes make good detectives?
A Because they keep their eyes peeled.

Q What did the grape say when it got trodden on?
A Nothing - it just gave a little w(h)ine

Q What do you get if you cross a four leaf clover with poison ivy?
A A rash of good luck.

So that's £1.50 so far - can you do better? I think so!

23 comments:

  1. Thank you for the morning chuckle VP!

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  2. VP .. "me outside last night in my jammies and big PINK robe .. tripod and camera trying to get a picture of the golden moon last night" now THAT was FUNNY : )

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  3. Ha ha, very good - here's few more for red nose day!

    A little boy goes up to an old gardener and says "what do you put on your rhubarb?". "Well, usually rotted horse manure" replies the gardener. " we have custard on ours" says the boy.

    Did you hear about the successful bonsai tree grower? He got so good he ended up looking for a house with a smaller garden.

    How do you stop moles digging in your garden? Hide their shovels!

    A small boy is helping his dad dig up potatotes. " what I want to know" he says, "is why you buried the darn things in the first place"

    What sort of animal is a slug? A snail with a housing problem.

    Gardener to a friend: " do you know where I could get some slug pellets?" Friend: "have you tried Boots?" Gardener: "I want to poisen them, not kick them to death".

    Two slugs are slithering along the pavement. They go round a corner and get stuck behind two snails. " oh no" says one "caravans!"

    Man to neighbour: "can I borrow your lawnmower?" Neighbour: "No, she's not home yet"

    Enough!
    Have a good, fun day!

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  4. I love these jokes VP...they remind me of the little book of jokes my son had as a small child. He delighted in telling them.
    Here's one!!

    What do you call a stolen yam?
    A hot potato.

    Gail

    ps I hadn't heard of Red Nose Day before?

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  5. My wife's a water sign. I'm an earth sign.
    Together we make mud.
    - Rodney Dangerfield

    What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?
    Pumpkin pi. (Excuse me but I am a Math teacher ...)

    A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill
    except for learning how to grow in rows.
    - Doug Larson

    Everyone has these on their face?
    Tulips

    The four seasons are salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

    My mother's menu consisted of two choices:
    Take it or leave it.
    - Buddy Hackett

    God made rainy days, so gardeners could get the housework done.

    Hehehe ...

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  6. What's brown and Sticky?
    A stick.

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  7. Q. Why did the bull rush?
    A. Because he saw the cow slip

    Q. How do you hide an elephant in a cherry tree?
    A. Paint his toe nails red

    Q. Why did the radish blush?
    A. Because he saw the salad dressing

    The old ones are the best?

    Well done VP :)

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  8. Great idea VP :)

    Q: What does the letter "A" have in common with a flower?

    A: They both have bees going after them.

    Boom,boom !

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  9. Everyone has these on their face?
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    Tulips

    :: groans ::

    And another:

    What did the carrot say to the wheat?
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    Lettuce rest, I'm feeling beet.

    Last one!

    Why are husbands like lawn mowers?
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    They are difficult to get started, emit foul smells,
    and don't work half the time.

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  10. Hi VP
    What do you get if you cross Ilkley's most famous gardening son with an object of bad taste?

    Alan Kitschmarsh

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  11. ....I love the pumpkin pi joke! Definately the best one so far. Great idea VP.

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  12. Did you hear the contemporary artist who shocked the artworld with his sculpture of Brassica rapa Rapifera Group?

    He was awarded the Turnip Prize.

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  13. Dave, do I detect another Vicar of Dibley fan? I'm terrible at telling structured jokes, though I'm pretty good off-the-cuff.

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  14. What a coincidence - this morning my daughter, who is off school today, came up to me to tell me a joke. Here it is: "Knock, knock"
    "Who's there?"
    "Lettuce."
    "Lettuce in, it's cold out here!"

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  15. Thanks for the laughs and groans today, VP. I had never heard of Red Nose Day either.

    I'm not good at remembering jokes; the only two I can think of right now are ones my young grandkids have repeated:

    What's the smallest room in the world?
    Ans: A Mush-room!

    What is a ghost's favorite fruit?
    Ans: Boo-berries.

    Have a great weekend:)

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  16. Oh, Dave stole the only one I could think of! I've consulted with my would-be comedian nine-year old and have these offerings:

    What's red and invisible?
    No tomatoes

    What's red and square?
    A banana in disguise

    What do you get if you cross a dog with a daisy?
    A collie-flower.

    I miss Red Nose Day!

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  17. Grass is just a flower bed in waiting.

    Why do melons have fancy weddings?
    Because they cantaloupe.

    New gardeners learn by by trowel and error.

    A toddler who was found chewing on a slug.
    After the initial surge of disgust the parent said,
    "Well . . . What does it taste like?"
    "Worms," was the reply.

    If you're a gardener you might call yourself a 'plant manager'.

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  18. All my best ones have already gone :(

    I know a couple more though ...

    A magical tractor was driving down the road, and it turned into a field.

    My neighbour asked if he could borrow my lawnmower, and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.

    What's green and goes to summer camp?
    A brussels scout.

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  19. contribution from Compostgirl for RND 09

    Why did the banana go to the Drs?
    Because it was not peeling very well!

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  20. What's green and hairy and goes up and down all day?

    A Gooseberry in a lift.

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  21. RND was v. funny on tv last night(especially the England football team skit.), love the jokes here...

    What's green and loud?
    A froghorn...

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  22. Your blog friends would see you broke! x

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  23. Hi everyone - thanks for your all of your jokes - I've been giggling a lot each time I come and have a look at this post :D

    You've 'donated' 46 jokes (including my initial 3 + 1 duplicate), which makes £23.00, which I'll round up to £25 as the picture conjured up by Joy's comment made me giggle too!

    The RND event this year has raised nearly £58 million so far, the highest total ever raised - so much for the credit crunch!

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