Prepping, Priming #garden #june

It’s stayed wet but between the showers and occasional downpours the weather has been warmer and things are growing… growing.

We’ve reached the planting window. The poppies have been stripped by the rain so we’ve stripped them from the long and triangle beds, topped off the soil and rotavated one and will do the other.

The long bed is now fully seeded and plugged via a Heath Robinson structure with corncockles, straw flowers and cornflowers.

A lot of the dahlias are out but more are due to go in this week.

On top of this the runway borders, as the terracing is known have cosmos, cornflowers and tobacco plants – 170 in total.

Climbers are in – sweet peas, black eyed Susan’s – and still the plants keep coming….

I’ve even decided to plant some mobile tomatoes. Watch this space for that one.

There’s a fair bit still coming to it’s peak…

And Dog…. he’s doing his morning yoga…

Yes he’s still helping.

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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15 Responses to Prepping, Priming #garden #june

  1. Such good work. Better than football

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  2. Tremendous work pays off handsomely! And speaking of handsome… Dog knows how to work it (in the garden)

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  3. Great overview! A very nice garden, for this all the rainy British weather must be fantastic. 😉 Sorry! Have a nice day! xx Michael

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  4. ThingsHelenLoves says:

    Gorgeous garden, gorgeous dog. I’m a complete beginner in the gardening department, in awe of your lovely green space!

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  6. willedare says:

    What an EDEN you have cultivated!!! So many of my favorite flowers on display… And dog remains a delight — even from the distance of mere photos in a blog post. I am astounded by how many plants you have a (wonderful and thriving) relationship with… Thank you for sharing this beautiful update!

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  7. noelleg44 says:

    I particularly like the downward stretching dog position! when is the wedding? Will you be planting more before it? What if it rains?

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  8. JT Twissel says:

    I hope you get some sun! Hey- you can have ours! Wildfires are already starting here. Ugh.

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  9. It’s very unusual for you to have rain while we have glorious sunshine! I can’t begin to imagine how much work goes into that garden. It’s fabulous.

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  10. Allie P. says:

    Excellent! My garden is filling out nicely now too.

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  11. Chel Owens says:

    It’s coming along very nicely, Geoff.

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  12. Suzanne says:

    Your garden is looking lovely even in the wet and the new plants will be loving that rain.

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  13. Jennie says:

    Gorgeous, Geoff!

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