Two More Weeks, 15th August 2021 #garden #wedding

Yep, 14 days to go as of yesterday.

So we can’t do much more in the garden than pull up the occasional persistent weed, send the resilient snails and slugs ‘on holiday’ viz tossed over the fence and hope a small outbreak of blue mould on the nicotianas doesn’t spread.

There are good signs – whisper it only – as the rain has eased and the soaked ground is stimulating rapid growth.

The temperatures are a pleasant 23-25C – 500 miles south of us, Southern Europe is being beaten by 45+C. Let’s hope that stays in Spain, at least for now.

Dog’s holiday plans are fixed – he’d be totally discombobulated by the influx of wedding guests so a close friend Steve is taking him in for a couple of days. I’m not which of us will miss the other most.

And here are a few random shots…

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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44 Responses to Two More Weeks, 15th August 2021 #garden #wedding

  1. Ritu says:

    Oh, it’s going to be a stunning backdrop to a beautiful day 🥰

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  2. Sadje says:

    The gardens look fantastic! All the best for the upcoming wedding.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Yvonne says:

    I only hope your beautiful garden doesn’t steal the limelight from the happy couple.

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  4. Darlene says:

    Your daughter is so lucky to have such a fabulus place to hold her special day!

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  5. Mary Smith says:

    Looks wonderful Geoff. Sorry Dog will miss the big day after all he has done supervising the creation of the stunning venue!

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  6. I think even the Queen must be jealous of this garden. 🙂 Congratulations, and enjoy a great rest of the Sunday! xx Michael

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  7. What a lovely garden. You have set yourself up for yet another career, Master Gardener! Oh, and Dog is always welcome here. ❤

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  8. noelleg44 says:

    I hope the heat in Spain stays mainly in the plain! The garden is fantastic but poor Dog! Banished!
    I will miss him, too.

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  9. I hope there are no battle lines of evicted slugs amassing on the other side of the wall! Very beautiful Geoff. I’m sure you are very proud, and justifiably so.

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  10. Looking great Geoff. 😁

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  11. willowdot21 says:

    It’s going to be the wedding of the year 💜

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  12. JT Twissel says:

    I hope the weather holds! Yes, southern Europe is definitely suffering.

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  13. petespringerauthor says:

    Everything still looks impeccable. I assume there will be no more children to marry off after this.

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  14. I’ll have a word with Michael Fish

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  15. Hi Geoff, I’m holding thumbs that everything goes well for the next two weeks. You’ve worked so hard on your garden.

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  16. Everything does indeed look lovely! Now comes the hard part: making it through the final countdown without going bonkers. Wishing you all a peaceful (!) and beautiful occasion. Enjoy, FOF – you’ve earned it. 🙂

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  17. Widdershins says:

    Emegherd! Emegherd! It’s so close! 😀 … wot a glorious showing of colour. You did good! 😀 … all digits crossed for the next two weeks … poor Dog, poor Geoff.

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  18. M. L. Kappa says:

    It all looks wonderful, Goeff! Hope the weather holds🤞

    Liked by 1 person

  19. joylennick says:

    What a superb garden Geoff! All credit to your labours. May the sun ever shine on your son and his new bride..Happiness to everyone!..

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