Garden cartoons – noisy neighbours cartoon

Gardening cartoon - noisy neighbours cartoon

Noisy neighbours cartoon

Cartoon showing problem neighbours hanging a loudspeaker outdoors in a tree.
A gardener is hanging a bird nesting box in a tree. The loudspeaker looks very similar to the nesting box, which is part of the joke

A humorous observation about neihbors from hell, encouraging birds in the garden, inconsiderate neighbours
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Topiary cartoon

topiary gardening cartoon

Garden cartoon
Topiary cartoon – gardener creating a topiary chair

Cartoon showing a gardener relaxing in a chair that he has clipped as a piece of topiary from a bush. He is reading a magazine called ‘Topiary Monthly’

A cartoon about topiary art, clipping hedges, topiary animals, garden furniture, garden chairs, relaxing in the garden
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Gardening cartoon – a cartoon about data-obsession and looking forward to spring

measuring spring buds cartoon

Garden cartoon.
Cartoon about obsessive data collection

Cartoon showing a gardener measuring the length of a bud on a tree and determining the progress of the seasons as a result.

This is a cartoon about people who feel a need to measure things as a way of feeling that they are in control of their lives and environment.

This cartoon isn’t a criticism of the data collecting urge. After all, where would we be without the people who do it? It’s due to them that we can predict what will happen in the future (The man in the cartoon is precisely predicting the time till the arrival of spring).
A cartoon about control freaks, creating order, psychological personality types.

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Gardening cartoon – garden seating cartoon

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Garden cartoon – garden seating up a tree cartoon

Cartoon showing a garden seat high in the branches of a tree

There is a spiral staircase going round the trunk of the tree, providing access to the top of the tree

A cartoon that refers to the recent trend to construct aerial walkways or arboreal walkways through the upper branches of trees, allowing people to explore the tree canopy. Examples include the Xstrata Treetop Walkway in Kew Gardens, London.
The cartoon also refers to the tree houses built in trees by children (or their parents).
Part of the joke in the cartoon is that the two people sitting on a bench in the tree are old people rather than the young and agile people you’d expect.
A cartoon about garden seating, garden chairs, relaxing in the garden, suburban gardening.

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Gardening cartoon about cutting a branch from a tree – and forward planning

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Garden tree cartoon – sawing a branch off a tree while sitting on the branch

Cartoon about the cliche of a man sawing a branch off a tree while sitting on the branch.
In the usual version of this cartoon cliche the man is sitting on the part of the branch which will fall to the ground when cut – a joke about human stupidity.

In this version of the cartoon the man has realised this danger and has sat on the part of the branch that will remain attached to the tree.
However, he’s overlooked the fact that his ladder was leaning on the branch and has fallen to the ground, stranding him on the stump of the branch high in the tree.

A cartoon about hubris, the law of unforeseen consequences, insufficient planning, foreword planning, flawed planning strategies, flaws in reasoning

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Fruit growing cartoon – pear tree producing gluts of fruit in the autumn

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Fruit gardening cartoon – a glut of fruit on a pear tree

Cartoon about the problem of gluts of seasonal food or the over abundance of seasonal crops

The gardener complaining that all of the fruit on a fruit tree arrives at once.

A cartoon about fruit gardening, vegetable gardens, harvesting fruit, pear trees, garden fruit, allotment gardening, autumn gardens, fall gardening, fruit picking.

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Gardening cartoon – you sometimes only notice trees when they’re in blossom

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Gardening cartoon – how blossom imposes itself on your senses

Cartoon showing gardeners commenting on how plants can go unnoticed except when they are in flower

The gardener is saying that it’s amazing how a tree stands there unnoticed all year – then it comes into blossom and you can’t take your eyes off it.

A cartoon about blooms, flowers, colour in the garden, attention-seeking flowers, attractive blossom, cherry blossom time, flowering trees, summer gardens.

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Autumn leaves blowing off a garden tree – into a neighbour’s garden

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Cartoon showing autumn leaves blowing off a garden tree – into a neighbour’s garden

Cartoon showing a gardener saying “Always plant trees so that the prevailing wind blows the autumn leaves next door”

A cartoon about the importance of planting a garden taking into account the direction of the prevailing wind

As well as the direction of the prevailing wind the gardener needs to take into account other aspects of the orientation of the garden, such as the direction in which it is facing in relation to the sun

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Airborne sycamore seeds invading a garden

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Gardening humour – airborne sycamore seeds invading a garden

Cartoon showing sycamore ‘helicopters’ fluttering down into a garden on a gust of wind.

The gardener is saying “Isn’t nature wonderful? All those sycamore seeds fluttering over our garden – and every last one of them fertile”

A joke about invasive species of trees, seed propagation, evolved seed dispersal strategies

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House name cartoon. Turning Oak Cottage into Primrose Cottage

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A cartoon about house names. Turning Oak Cottage into Primrose Cottage

Chopping down an oak tree in a garden means that the house name needs to be changed from Oak Cottage.

There’s a primrose in the garden, so the house name is changed to Primrose Cottage.
A humorous illustration about garden trees, felling trees, chopping down trees, garden flowers, wild flowers in the garden, natural gardens, tree stump in garden

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Dangerous tree branches – mind your head joke

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Garden cartoon. Low branch – mind your head

Showing a man walking under a branch on a tree in a park or garden that has a warning sign “Mind your head”

The man thinks the sign is to warn against low hanging branches that might bump your head, but it’s actually about the danger of falling branches.
A joke about health and safety, – and the danger of falling branches

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Autumn gardening cartoon – gluing fallen autumn leaves back onto a tree

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Autumn gardening cartoon

Autumn or fall gardening cartoon – gluing the fallen autumn leaves back onto a tree.

The leaves are being stuck back onto the branches of the tree with glue so that the branches aren’t bare during the winter and so that the trees can provide some winter colour in the garden.
The man in the cartoon is saying “I’m gluing the fallen leaves back on so that we get autumn colour right through the winter.”

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Fruit Gardening Cartoon – modern children are no longer interested in stealing apples

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Fruit Gardening Cartoon – children are no longer interested in scrumping (stealing apples)

Cartoon showing children walking under an apple tree laden with apples, and not being interested in picking any of them because they are too engrossed in modern technological devices such as cell phones or other hand held electronic devices.

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Pesticide cartoons: how pesticides can increase apple yield

Cartoon - pesticide increases apple crop yield

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Pesticide cartoons
How pesticide increases apple crop yield

A cartoon about using toxic agricultural chemicals for pest control

In this cartoon the pests being controlled are generally young children who steal the fruit from the trees.
Crop yield is increased by deterring people from stealing the apples off the tree (scrumping).
The cartoon is partly inspired by the book Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

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