The Garden, One Week To You Know What garden #weddingpreparations

By now you’re on tenterhooks, whatever those instruments of torture are, alongside me. Seven days and of yesterday and whisper it in the darkest most sound absorbent corners, it’s looking…

Oh, you decide. Here’s a gallery of shots from the last few days. We’ve lost a few plants to blue mold, replaced them with others, the tomatoes may have blight which is buggering up everyone’s crop around but generally the intermittent pulses of rain and the coolish weather has provided an almost perfect growing season. The efforts to maintain a deep ‘Chelsea cut’ (named after the eponymous flower show where the exhibitors cut back their blooms hard just when the plants think they should flower, thus forcing them to try again but later) have seemingly worked out pretty well as nearly every area of planting is on the cusp of bursting. Okay the best may be a week too late but, absent an asteroid, some aggrieved local or our increasingly tame fox deciding to start yoga classes in the dahlias we should be good to go on Saturday week. So, the current state of play

We’ve started introducing a few quirky features…


Eccentric seating and some more traditional types

and all the while Dog waits and Vicky eats…

Wish me luck; by the time I next post on my little piece of England it will have been wrecked by 150 guests. Still someone may notice the effort…

Oh here’s some more, in the sun from a couple of days ago…

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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50 Responses to The Garden, One Week To You Know What garden #weddingpreparations

  1. Ritu says:

    Wishing your garden all the luck, and you a wonderful celebration! 🍾
    Can’t wait to see the pics!

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  2. It is splendid. We have tomato blight too – there is a lot of it about. Will you be playing drafts on the chequerboard lawn?

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  3. Very exciting! Congratulations, to this very wonderful prepared garden, Geoff! Now you have to act like Vicky, and calm down. 😉 Enjoy your Sunday! xx Michael

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  4. Fabulous Geoff! So exciting with the forthcoming wedding!!

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  5. Such a fabulous place to hold a wedding or simply to gather for a day of lounging about! I call dibs on the wheelbarrow… Dog has the right idea, just relax as it shall all take care of itself. I’ll be at the trough with Vicky.

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  6. noelleg44 says:

    Wishing you a wonderful wedding, and some real relaxation after it’s over. Things will now take care of themselves – you’ve done all the hard work. Hugs to Dog and the coming separation.

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  7. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! Geoff it’s going to be a lovely wedding all will be perfect. If the guest are picky about the garden they don’t deserve to be there, it’s a wedding not Chelsea flower show or parks are us, ( though it could be ) have some faith man, take a leaf out of Vicky and Dog’s book 💜

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  8. Going to be lovely.
    How did you get that bird to sit in the middle of the lawn?!

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  9. I spotted a couple of dead leaves. You really must spend more time looking after the garden!

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  10. Beautiful and ready for the event. You made it!

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  11. JT Twissel says:

    Best of luck!

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  12. Yvonne says:

    Do you have calloused hands from all that work? Well done, and enjoy the day.

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  13. Suzanne says:

    Have a wonderful day, and you both should feel very proud of your efforts. It’s been fun reading and viewing the photos of the garden preparation.

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  14. petespringerauthor says:

    The obvious question is, “What does the weather forecast look like?”

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  15. Widdershins says:

    Ah, Sir Geoff, you done good! 😀 … May it all go as smooth as you could wish. : … see you on the other side .

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  16. Rowena says:

    Move over Her Majesty. Your garden is amazing. Hope it at least somewhat survives the celebrations, and in fairness to all us slovenly gardeners, an after photo is requested as well please, even if it brings all to tears. Pghotos of the bride, groom and significant others would be welcome too.
    Wishing you all the best.

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    • TanGental says:

      Thanks Ro. Yes I will photo the hairshirt moment when they remove the marquee. And wedding pics

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      • Rowena says:

        I wasn’t quite sure what a hairshrt moment was, and had to Google that. I had a feeling it might have something to do with waxing off chest hair which seemed to fit the context quite well. All I can say is that it’s a sign of true love for your son that you’re sacrificing your perfect lawn for their upcoming nuptuals.
        BTW doesn’t dog ever dig up your lawn? What kind of dog is he if he doesn’t? Admittedly, we have three dogs, but it doesn’t take much for any of them to get their nose out of joint and to lodge their protest to management in the form of a hole.
        Anyway, I’m off to bed.
        Best wishes,

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  17. George says:

    It’s looking wonderful. Hope everything goes swimmingly on the day, and that everyone notices the effort (I can’t see how they could fail to).

    Love the summer house sign: those are words I’m told on any almost daily basis!

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  18. You have a beautiful garden I love it so much!!

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