June Garden Week Two – Peak Poppy #june #garden

The colour is now exploding and while I will show that later, I can no better highlight how things have been moving on than show the changes in the poppy beds since last time.

Elsewhere the roses are beginning to bloom, as are the peonies. Irises still have some colour as do the gladioli, foxgloves and campanula.

Even the cactus has been putting on a show, though this one might be slightly suggestive…

And Dog and Vicky are out and about in the heat.

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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35 Responses to June Garden Week Two – Peak Poppy #june #garden

  1. Darlene says:

    Can I get married in your garden, next time?? Fabulous.

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  2. trifflepudling says:

    The poppies are gorgeous, great success.

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  3. I’m organising a coach party to come and gatecrash the wedding. How many extra can you cater for?

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  4. You are a magician with green fingers, Geoff.

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    • TanGental says:

      I’m married to such a person. I merely help her out by shouldering the burden of praise recipient… fortunately I have trained my ego to take the strain…


  5. willowdot21 says:

    All is good in the garden 💜

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  6. Splendid from beginning to end!

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  7. arlingwoman says:

    Your garden is so beautiful. I did not know you had a tortoise!!! But I’ve missed 8 months worth of blogs, with only a few drop ins…Apologies for never getting your publicity blog out (after making you answer all those questions). I still have all the material and rough draft, though, so I won’t say never. Dog of course, is ever charming.

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  8. Beautiful, Geoff.

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  9. JT Twissel says:

    Amazing – I continue to be completely jealous!

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  10. Wow, wow, wow! This belongs in a magazine!

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  11. petespringerauthor says:

    Very impressive! I also like the way your lawn looks.

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  12. Rowena says:

    Wow, Geoff. Your garden is incredible and the variety of stunning flowers could fill a gardening A-Z. Our 20th wedding anniversary is cming up in September and your garden looks like a great spot to celebrate. However, you have no worries about us gatecrashing. Can’t see the borders opening in time. Keats would love to immerse himself in your garden nd would’ve filled his notebook with inspiration.
    Didn’t know you’d added a tortoise to the garden. How exciting and whimsical. Love it.
    Best wishes,


  13. Rachel M says:

    Your poppies are amazing. Do you just scatter poppy seeds over the winter or do you have to do more than that?


  14. Jennie says:

    Geoff, your garden should be on a tour. It is gorgeous.

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  15. It looks magnificent! 🙂

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