That Garden Update: 3rd August

I decided today that once this wedding is done and dusted I’m going to let the garden go fallow , natural and wild. Hmm. Probably not but just now that seems like a plan.

Good news is lots of the bedding plants and filling out. We’re still dead heading to keep the blooms at bay but that stops next week to give them a three week run to the big day, hopefully our timing is exact… And the rain hasn’t stopped us either.

Still as we’ve already agreed there will be a lot of green stuff with different structures so to the untrained eye it will probably look ok.

For the wedding planner – apparently there is one; I thought we were winging it – I climbed onto the roof and took this.

Actually it was from the attic but still. I definitely think we have reached peak lawn, it’s down hill after this.

We’ve allowed ourselves some colour.

A few dahlias – which recently I’ve taken to calling geraniums, goodness knows why. Fortunately the Textiliste realises and can interpret my ramblings.

There are daisies, some geraniums, cosmos, godetia and the occasional rose.

As usual dog sniffs out the best smells; most of his days seem to be head down. At least he’s not burning brown piss-circles into the lawn.

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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60 Responses to That Garden Update: 3rd August

  1. Ritu says:

    It’s looking glorious! Can’t wait to see it all blooming on that special day 🥰

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  2. Darlene says:

    It looks so amazing! It could win prizes for the best garden in the world!!

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  3. George says:

    Looking wonderful. That lawn is a work of art.

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  4. bevveaseywalshe says:

    Love the diamond mowing pattern on the lawn! Alice Through the Looking Glass-esque

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  5. Rachel M says:

    There must be a competition you can enter it into. It looks smashing!

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  6. That’s amazing – I can’t see any sign of dog’s nappy (diaper)!

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  7. floridaborne says:

    What a lovely place for a wedding.

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  8. Looks great, Geoff

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  9. willowdot21 says:

    It’s look lovely, jubbly!!

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  10. Wow…it’s perfection! Like something out of a movie (or even better:)

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  11. Mary Smith says:

    Looks fabulous and that lawn is lush.

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  12. Sadje says:

    A beautiful garden! It’ll make the perfect setting for the wedding

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  13. petespringerauthor says:

    I think you’re pretty much locked in now. After you put in all these hours making it look beautiful, it’s hard for me to imagine, things will change that much after the wedding.

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    • TanGental says:

      I’m not sure if it’s a thing in America, Pete, but that’s what we call a commentator’s curse….

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      • petespringerauthor says:

        I know about that curse. Television announcers here are famous for saying things like, “He’s made his last thirty-seven free throws in a row, or it hasn’t rained in forty-two days.” We all know what happens next.

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      • TanGental says:

        Exactly. My wife knows how tense some sporting event has become but my incoherent fury if they say how A or B has it in the bag, just before the meteorite hits….

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  14. Peak lawn it is. I sometimes have fellow fallow feelings

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  15. Widdershins says:

    The attic shot is brilliant! 😀 … Dog probably reckons his life isn’t worth it. 😀

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  16. Norah says:

    Your garden is gorgeous, Geoff!

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  17. Jennie says:

    Your shot from the roof shows the glory of your garden. If ir rains on ‘the day’, will you have tents outdoors or move inside…or shoot yourself?

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  18. Elizabeth says:

    As if you would ever let your marvelous yard revert to a “natural(ie weed filled) look” Here we are plagued by rabbits, as are all around us. They are eating every flower in sight, including so called rabbit resistant ones. May you be spared.

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  19. JT Twissel says:

    Your guests are in for a treat!

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  20. noelleg44 says:

    I’m glad you weren’t really out on the roof – that’s going a bit far for the wedding planner! Dog seems to find lots of good smells out there!

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  21. Looks fabulous. All that hard work has paid off in spades 😉

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  22. Haha, Geoff, the Dog is waiting for the week before the wedding to piss brown circles on the lawn. He has conspired with Murphy. You garden looks splendid and you are a great dad to go to so much trouble for your son’s wedding. Note to self, never agree to a wedding at home.

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  23. Holy Hannah, Geoff! It’s posi-lutely gorgeous! I’m awed. I was wondering about the source of view for those photos. Then I chuckled to imagine you up on the roof taking pictures. I’ll bet your wife was having a fit. LOL. Take care. Hugs on the wing!

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