The Garden, October 11th – A Study In Colour

It may officially be autumn and the sedums and the cherry trees are colouring as expected for this season but the flower beds, given our Indian summer (am I allowed to use that expression still?) are still in full show mode.

The lawn hasn’t yet started to look ratty, either, despite the occasional fog.

Dog is fairly perky, especially with his new best friend – he’s showing solidarity with British pigs who are suffering from a lack of butchers, though even writing that seems oxymoronic.

We’ve started thinking abut next year. We may create a new round bed in the middle of the lawn to increase our wild flower and bed attractions. It does mean losing the chequerboard, but gaining some more, hopefully easy wins on the planting front. We shall see.

In other news, Vicky has taken to her hutch to hibernate. There are days when I could easily join her…

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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23 Responses to The Garden, October 11th – A Study In Colour

  1. Everyone is slow down mode but still vital and purpose-driven!

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  2. Darlene says:

    Wow! The colours in your garden are amazing. Dog looks so contented. He is well loved.

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  3. A fine depiction of an Indian summer. Since I used the expression yesterday too, I’d say it was OK

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  4. willowdot21 says:

    The wedding came the wedding went
    Weeks of worry were all well spent.
    The grass is green the flowers bloom
    The gardens enough to make you swoon.
    Troubles, queques and shortages outside
    Luckily you have your park in which to hide.
    Dog is happy he has the run
    Vicky’s asleep she had so much fun.
    At the wedding you all danced and twirled
    Time to take stock now in you private world .
    It all looks marvelous Geoff💜

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  5. noelleg44 says:

    Lovely colors hanging on, Geoff. Our flowers are doing the same. mostly we have yellows and browns in some trees now, but we planted an autumn blaze maple in our backyard and are hoping for some color there. We have to drive to the mountains to see anything,
    Dog looks soooo content – love the closeups. Why don’t you just cuddle with him and the blue porker? Probably better than a turtle hutch.

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  6. JT Twissel says:

    Still no rain out here in NorCal but snow in the mountains. Who knows what this year will bring. Hopefully flowers in the spring. Enjoy that beautiful garden!

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  7. Looks like there is till time for another wedding of you know of anyone!

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  8. I always look forward to your garden updates. Just divine!


  9. Gorgeous early autumn garden beds. And I like the checkerboard effect of your lawn. How do you do that?


  10. Your garden is still looking stunning, Geoff. Your oxymoron is quite funny.


  11. Jennie says:

    My goodness! This is a feast for the eyes. Thank you, Geoff.

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