That Garden Thing; December, part 1 #garden

It’s been mild; not warm and there’s been a fair bit of rain, but 12C isn’t going to frighten any aphids. So, we’ve finished the new shed

and re-stained the summer house

and cut back some of the mucky herbaceous borders.

But really there’s not a lot to do right now so it’s good to feel ahead.

I just wish it would get cold and nip off some of the colour and the bugs and diseases that are sheltering…

But can’t complain.

Can we, boy?

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 That Garden Thing; December, part 1 #garden

  1. Your garden and sheds are looking fantastic, Geoff.


  2. Jennie says:

    Just gorgeous! The first photo looking across the lawn toward the house, and the red sunset…ah!


    • TanGental says:

      I know, aren’t I good!!? Luck really. I’m a point and hope photographer. I sort of miss the excitement we used to get when we had to wait for the photos to be developed and printed to see what we’d snapped. Usually my thumb but, hey…

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  3. All is beautiful. Your new shed looks terrific and the summer house looks spiffy. No, you can’t complain.


  4. Your garden looks stunning as always Geoff 🤍 I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas time ✨


  5. carolee says:

    I’d love to have flowers blooming now, but if they are doing so, it’s under the snow! Don’t wish them away, enjoy them!


  6. Envy you your shed Geoff. Hubby prepared the area, but is unable to order one without some stupid 6 month delivery delay! He is seriously thinking about buying fence panels and making his own! Your garden looks lovely.


  7. Erika says:

    Still blooming flowers. This year is really crazy when even it looks beautiful. But I agree, I hope that we are going to have some really frosty days in order to kill some of the bugs and mosquitos. At least, we already have some snow. Fingers crossed that it will last until Christmas.

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  8. Mary Smith says:

    Love that first pic, Geoff (and of course the one of Dog). I think we’ve had two frosty mornings and one day we woke up to snow, which disappeared very quickly. I’ve not been in my garden for ages now – much too wet. As I can’t see my garden from anywhere in the house, it’s easy to forget about it for now.

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  9. Fine job! Glad Dog was there to help!! ❤


  10. Norah says:

    The new shed looks amazing, Geoff, as does the summer house. What a great variety of colourful flowers – and it’s winter!

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  11. Beautiful, Geoff. There’s a sense of peace and rightness in your photos. Merry Christmas.

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