April Sunshine #garden

So even April is scuttling towards the summer with Easter done and dusted and May no longer so unsure that it should be renamed Will when we get there.

In the garden the blooms continue, this year’s tulips are stunning, the beds of wildflowers begin to fill with small shoots, the blossom on the flowering cherry trees reach peak petal and apple blossom takes over as the last of the spring blossoms.

We’ve taken a punt and exposed the dahlias we left in the ground and sprinkled more seeds for a later show. Peonies are coming out – the yellow tree peony looks great – and it won’t be long before the irises take over and dominate prior to the poppies doing their thing.

The lawn works keep getting put back as we wait for rain – we’ve undertaken a small task of seeding one difficult strip behind the pond with camomile to see how that works.

It’s going rather well… which is a very dangerous thing to admit…

Dog doesn’t seem too worried; Reynarda remains wary of Dog’s presence but is as curious as ever; and Vicky is beginning to stretch her legs.

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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36 Responses to April Sunshine #garden

  1. Darlene says:

    Looking great! Love the tulips. (and Dog of course!)

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  2. What a delightful children’s book in the making… Vicky, Reynarda, and Dog and the lovely English Garden in which they live…

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  3. Chel Owens says:

    I think you’re missing a peacock or two.


  4. Good luck with the camomile.

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  5. noelleg44 says:

    Reynarda is such a lovely fox! I’m entranced. It’s nice that she feels safe enough to visit. Your garden is gorgeous as always. Love those tulips. We are probably several weeks ahead here – our lilacs and iris and azaleas are out. Tulips and peonies have a hard time here – unless you put them in a deep hole filled with a lot of good soil. Eastern NC soil is clay – a lot of plants don’t like it.

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    • TanGental says:

      The base here is London clay and if I were to dig down a meter I’d need to cut it out in squares (as we did when we had the pond dug). That said, we then added it gradually back into the beds and it creates a great bond with all the friable material we add so the moisture content increases. The clay is a mildly acidic pH which helps in that it doesn’t put off too many plants

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  6. willowdot21 says:

    I keep telling you it’s not a garden it’s a blooming Park ( see what I did there , blooming? )
    Dog and Raynauda make a very handsome couple….Ruby is jealous 💜💜💜


  7. joylennick says:

    What glorious photos, Geoff and what a fabulous show of colour, not to mention the dear little fox. lucky man!

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  8. All looks fabulous. Hope you get rain.

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  9. Marsha says:

    Such beautiful colors, Geoff. It makes me want to turn into a dog to live in that beautiful park! They must love it. 🙂

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  10. petespringerauthor says:

    Your entire yard looks beautiful. Your hard work has paid off.


  11. trifflepudling says:

    That tulip bed is lovely – great choice of mixture.
    Ms Foxella looking good 🦊

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  12. Glorious galleries, Geoff

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  13. Jennie says:

    This is a sight for yard work weary eyes. I have done so much, but there is more to go. One day I will have something close to your yard. Keep those beautiful photos coming! So, was the fox friendly? And how is your turtle?

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