Gardens, Post Apocalypse

16th November
25th November

A bit of an exaggeration this, but it has rained and blown rather a lot so the autumn clear up which we’ve been holding off is now underway. Gone are the remnant of some of the cosmos and helicrysums and we’ve dug up some dahlias and cut and covered the others. The wall cold frames are up and we will now begin to tidy up the beds, pulling leaves onto them and cutting back other dying back herbaceous planting.

Still there is still a lot of colour, remarkably.

And Dog is still involved…

And a new harness; about which judgement is being reserved…

You might notice the shaved leg; poor Puplington had a tooth extraction which requires a general anaesthetic. Poor parenting, I believe….

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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29 Responses to Gardens, Post Apocalypse

  1. Such a pleasure to visually stroll your garden any time of the year. I applaud your remarkable skills, talent, and tenacity Hugs to Dog, whom I am certain is grateful for your loving care!.

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  2. Darlene says:

    Poor dog. I’m sure he’ll be fine soon. Our Dot has an ear infection and is off to the vet later today. She is such a drama queen, she will be feeling sorry for herself all week. Lots of work to keep your garden looking so pristine. well done.

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  3. Gardens at rest can make us a bit sad but they need the time. I hope Dog makes a complete mental recovery from the assault of the vet/dentist. They can stay a bit loopy and annoyed for days.

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  4. noelleg44 says:

    Garden need work no matter what the season – I’ve been busy digging out the remains of some cold-intolerant Coleus (Colei?) in our front yard and covering our chrysanthemums at night – they are very hardy and will probably last ’til mid-December. We cleaned out our raised bed of herbs, except for the basil and chive, which seem very hardy. Covered the soil with compost. Next year – three raised beds! Poor dog, I hope the dental work wasn’t too traumatizing.

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  5. It looks splendid, Geoff. The hard work paid off. Tummy rubs to Dog.
    Hugs on the wing.

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  6. I like the harness. We have one like it for Twiggy. Cuts down on the pulling. The dental work is a result of being a good parent. Ours get the general too. I’m not too fond of it but can imagine the mess trying to clean a bulldog’s teeth.

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  7. Your garden still looks pretty fantastic. Poor dog, I know that poor parenting feeling, it’s happened to me with my sons.

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  8. I can’t see anything in ours. It’s under snow!

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  9. JT Twissel says:

    It still looks a whole lot better than my backyard! We had some rain in October but Nov was dry.


  10. Erika says:

    That’s impressive that there are still so many flowers blooming. Over here, no blooming, no leaves… but all covered under a blanket of snow right now.

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  11. petespringerauthor says:

    I can feel the pride that goes into your yard.


  12. Yvonne says:

    I visited a woman the other day to retrieve my parcel that had been delivered to her by mistake. Her wee dog was drinking what I thought was coffee. I idly asked “Is it okay for her to drink your coffee?” She said “Oh, that’s not coffee, it’s Coke.” Now, that is very bad parenting!

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  13. willowdot21 says:

    Garden looking amazing! I did notice the shaved leg, glad it is a tooth extraction. Sadly Ruby, who has been slowing up this past year, has cancer in her leg…. 💜💜💜

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  14. Jennie says:

    Geoff, your blustery weather really wasn’t that bad. I can hear my mother saying, “get a grip”, as she and her generation were firm about managing whatever happened. Your garden is a dream!

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