Post Wedding Garden

Funny thing, gardens. Put a marquee down and the grass squeaks and squeals like a tickled gerbil.

But plan all you like for the flowers to be at peak bloom on the big day…

And, bugger it, if they don’t explode into a fissile pandemonium of colour four days later… but Dog, I’m sure, appreciates it.

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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56 Responses to Post Wedding Garden

  1. Don’t kid yourself – it still looked gorgeous! The only way to truly guarantee what will be in bloom on The Big Day is to order cut or potted flowers. Mother Nature is not in the least biddable. 😉 Congratulations! You’ve earned the right to rest on your laurels, er, lawn with Dog for a while. 🙂

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  2. As i always had written: A wonderful garden, and it seems you all had a great celebrations! Congrats! xx Michael 🙂 xx Michael

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  3. Lovely Geoff…….. and I’m sure on the day everything was glorious.

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  4. noelleg44 says:

    You couldn’t have planned it better! Just look at that garden – Eden in England. And welcome home, Dog.

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  5. davidprosser says:

    It all looks fantastic Geoff as I’m sure it did on the big day.
    Hugs

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  6. At your age you should know better than to think you could outthink mother nature!

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  7. The photographs I saw of the wedding looked pretty amazing, Geoff. I am sure your son and his wife were thrilled.

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  8. As others have said, Nature has the last word! It did look really lovely in the wedding photos and nice for you to enjoy it now. Expect focus was mainly on the happy couple and I’m sure the garden was a delight to be in for the do.

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    • TanGental says:

      There was one point when someone asked Linda a question about some planting and half way through explaining she looked up only to realise about 7 or 8 other people were hanging on what she was saying.

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      • The timing must be quite a skill. They give gold medals at Chelsea partly for getting it right! Hopefully she didn’t forget what she was saying when she realised 😀!
        It doesn’t often happen that someone has their wedding reception in the garden in which they played when they were little, aw.

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      • TanGental says:

        That’s such a good point. There were so many there who talked about previous parties and how this was another addition to the anthology of LeParties (and a certain amount of cajoling about the next one).

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  9. Lucky dog. Great photos, Geoff.

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  10. Dog and I appreciate it! ❤

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  11. Erika says:

    Don’t bother, Geoff. It looks amazing and it is just great that you have the space for such a big event to have it in your own garden. I know, the flowers always bloom more beautiful after. But they already look beautiful in the first photo.

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  12. petespringerauthor says:

    The bride and groom are honeymooning somewhere special, I hope.

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  13. M. L. Kappa says:

    Wow it all looks fantastic!

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  14. Gorgeous-ness every day – mid-bloom, pubescent bloom and mature bloom. Congrats on an amazing wedding site. Now, keep tickling the gerbils (ur, lawn)

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  15. willowdot21 says:

    Geoff, it was a wedding, a beautiful parents, a beautiful couple.. food, drink, everyone loved it didn’t they, everyone was busy enjoying themselves. The sun shone? …I doubt there was no out there with inchworms measuring the marigolds! 🌹🥀🌷🌺🌸🏵️🌻🍀💮💐

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  16. Widdershins says:

    Dog looks happy to be back home. Well done, to all! 😀

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  17. Rowena says:

    Well, Geoffle,
    The very first thing I have to say is that you ought to be grateful it didn’t rain. You like in England the land of the green, not the dry parched earth we have here in Australia. Over in Perth where I lived briefly, you can hold an outdoor event during Summer and pretty well be guaranteed it won’t rain.
    So, while stories of long dresses and high heels wading through mud ponds would’ve made wonderful reading, you did very well. Moreover, while your guests might be more discerning that the ignorant writing hoardes who frequent your blog, we look at your place and ponder whether it was from the set of Brideshead Revisited and whether that verdant lawn is park of Hyde Park.
    All jokes aside, your garden looked magnificent and all your hard work really paid off and being able to hold it at your home will be such a special memory for you all. Well, that is except for Dog, who like all dogs is very forgiving.
    Love and best wishes,
    Ro

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  18. That is one outstanding garden! You have a good eye for knowing where to put things and it’s a perfect wedding venue. Wow is all I can say here.

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