The Garden – Mid August 2020 #garden

I must report that while there is still much colour and the vegetables are splendid, the lawns have taken a pummelling and the excessive (for us) heat of recent days has taken its toll.

Bear in mind neither the Textiliste and I enjoy using perfectly sound potable water on the garden. Yes, we need to, but stressing our plants is a fact of our gardening life.

And as I reported recently the parakeets have been doing to our sunflowers what the Education minister has managed to do the hopes and aspirations of many 18 year olds – pretty much destroy the young and sunny blossoms – tossers, both.

Still, here we go and as an incentive for those interested a few piccies of Dog at the end.

And then there was Dog, as promised. A hot Dog at times too

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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18 Responses to The Garden – Mid August 2020 #garden

  1. Ritu says:

    Lawns have truly taken a pummelling this summer 😒

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  2. I doubt we’ll have many flowers you don’t have next week, but I’ll do my best πŸ™‚


  3. jenanita01 says:

    Lovely flowers, Geoff… but don’t worry about the grass, one good rain soaking and it will start to come back!


  4. Darlene says:

    Your lovely garden makes me think of that song by Jimmie Rodgers.


  5. Mary Smith says:

    Lovely colours and I’m sure your lawn will recover. My distressed patch has come back to green life after the rain we’ve had. I suspect more moss than grass, but still, green instead of brown. Always lovely to see Dog.


  6. Jennie says:

    Beautiful flowers. Your lawn will come back once it rains.

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  7. willowdot21 says:

    Beautiful photos of Dog and garden. A little unsettled by
    “my much maligned top lawn – it’s going this autumn, for sure… be sure to watch out for the updates on that tiny little project!!” I do hope it’s not paving, decking or concrete…..perhaps even false grass? πŸ˜³πŸ’œ

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  8. Elizabeth says:

    I am pleased to see what apples look like when they have not been devoured in their earliest stage by squirrels. Your dog really does perfectly illustrate the “dog days of summer” phrase.

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