Mid March Garden – Are We There Yet?

Is it spring? Has it sprung? It’s peeking out but a frost now could be a real bummer…

So what do we have? Magnolias

Daffs and snake’s head fritillarias

Anenomies and other perennials

Camellias forsythia azelas and other shrubs

And of course Dog is beginning to prepare for summer

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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41 Responses to Mid March Garden – Are We There Yet?

  1. Dog, always a forward thinker

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  2. Very nice view of the flower and flower petals, garden ..

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  3. Norah says:

    Looking good.

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  4. A splendid display

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  5. Looking good over there, Geoff! I think you are ahead of us, but spring is definitely in the air here. We had snow last week, but it’s all melted and we’re headed in the right direction. I love daffodils, especially the two-toned ones. Are those some mini-daffodils I see in there too?

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  6. Absolutely beautiful 🌸🐶

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  7. Darlene says:

    Looking fabulous!! I love magnolia trees and we had them in Vancouver. They don’t grow in the rest of Canada as it gets too cold in the winter.

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  8. noelleg44 says:

    A garden of delight, Geoff. Always a gift for the eyes when you show us the flowers. Did you know there is a butterfly called a fritillary? Dog just wants to have fun – he needs a girl to show him how!

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    • TanGental says:

      It’s coming along well. Re butterflies, you are talking to the son and brother of two FRES: fellows of the Royal Entomological Society! So yep, my childhood was spent running after Dark Green Fritillaries in Eastbourne, seeking eggs of the Duke of Burgundy Fritillary in the New Forest alongside the Pearl bordered and High Brown, collecting and breeding (to restock) the colony of Marsh Frits that clung on grimly to the undercliff on the Isle of Wight and delighting in the various colours of the Silver Washed Fritillary. My father loved them for their beautiful colours and majestic flights.

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      • noelleg44 says:

        Wow! Imagine running into someone who knows what fritillaries are! I spent my academic career studying insect development and identifying the hormones that regulate their development and how they work.

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      • TanGental says:

        My father would have loved talking to you. He breed both butterflies and moths pretty much from childhood and living in the New Forest which had the largest concentration of butterfly types in the UK was his ultimate dream. The declining populations would have saddened him but he’d have upped the breeding programmes.

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  9. I haven’t seen dog doing much digging. I could give hime some lessons if you wish!

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  10. Erika says:

    I can hardly believe how everything is already blossoming in your garden. The magnolia trees still need a few weeks until they are blooming over here.

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  11. Your garden is already looking lovely, Geoff. I look forward to seeing more pictures while we freeze our tails off here in the Southern hemisphere.

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  12. arlingwoman says:

    Our magnolias (except Grandiflora) are out, too. flowering quince, camellias, pears, cherries, forsythia–looking pretty much like your garden in spite of the much more northerly latitude. Always a pleasure to see your garden–and Dog in it, especially that nice roll at the end…

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    • TanGental says:

      It’s always hard to believe how northerly we are here and yet how temperate. If the Gulf Stream ever stops we will really know winter! And yes Dog does stay young at heart!


  13. Jennie says:

    Lovely, Geoff. It’s always scary if there is a frost after the first bloom.

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