The Garden May 2020 #garden #dog

We’re back, now the month is over, to review how the garden has fared over the driest may since prohibition or whatever. The excess rain of February seems a distant memory…

Remember these?

Well, no more; the top lawn struggles at the best of times, but now it’s heading for the straw mess that underpinned the Vet’s engagement party in July 2018…

Anyway, back to now.

We started the month like this

with the vegetables beginning to show…

And my new cold-frame still being used (I’m still super proud I made this… did I just type ‘super proud’? Very proud, for goodness sakes…)

And by the end of the month we had reached here…

And the veg?

And the distressed top lawn…

oh and there is always Dog, isn’t there?

And finally, there have been some early moths in the trap (‘trap’ being a humane way to study and release them) one modelled by the Yoga Teacher (formerly the Beautician and eventually the daughter in law when weddings are allowed again – yes we socially distanced – she was bringing us shopping…honest!)

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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32 Responses to The Garden May 2020 #garden #dog

  1. A splendid tour. Mega proud.

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  2. Sue Vincent says:

    Glorious ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Ritu says:

    Gorgeous! ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿต๐ŸŒน

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  4. noelleg44 says:

    What a magnificent garden! I need you to visit here and plant us one when we move to our new place! You dog’s face is so much like that of our late, much-beloved Angel, that my heart took a flop!

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  5. Darlene says:

    Looking fab! You should be super proud. Dog is looking well cared for as well.

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  6. Mary Smith says:

    Gorgeous, apart from the top lawn, and lovely to see Dog checking out his domain.

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  7. V.M.Sang says:

    Beautiful. We only have a small garden, but it’s beginning to look lovely again now.

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  8. Thatโ€™s a truly stunning garden.

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  9. josypheen says:

    It’s okay to be super proud when you have such a gorgeous haven to relax in. I am glad you have such a nice space to enjoy in the sun Geoff!

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  10. trifflepudling says:

    Love your hawk moths (and all the plants).
    Top lawn does look a bit unwell. Reminds me of Ted and Ralph when there was always trouble with the drainage in the lower field, Sir.

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  11. Looking terrific. Envy your veg., but ours is coming along….. slowly!

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  12. Sadly a lot of the photos refused to load. I missed the top lawn, the veggies, and dog. Otherwise, i got it. (I think)

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  13. JT Twissel says:

    You are quite the gardener. Glad you got a bit of rain – nothing is worse than having to worry about water (a constant here in California)

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  14. Everything looks great Geoff apart from your poor lawn. Can you hear me clapping at your cold frame? We have similar water issues here. I prayed for rain and it came – just a little but enough to keep my garden happy for now.

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  15. Widdershins says:

    ‘Super proud’ is now officially a thing! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  16. Elizabeth says:

    Our spring is very late. My first peony just opened yesterday. Strawberries are still 10 days away. We just had a terrific downpour with thunder and lightning while I was typing. Crazy seasons.

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  17. M. L. Kappa says:

    Wonderful garden๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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