May Garden, After The Rain

A week on and…

It always looks very perky.

As does Dog…

And the views from the hill on our favourite walk are as contemplative as ever.

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 May Garden, After The Rain

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Garden looks stunning as does London from the common. Dog is looking great too 💜

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  2. I believe you could make money, by creating cards with these photos on them! Oh, yes, the ones with the flowers too!! ❤

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  3. Such beautiful flowers! Those hedges are scary 😉

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  4. joylennick says:

    Geoff! Just how many gardeners do you have? Spill the beans…Just beautiful. x

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    • TanGental says:

      There are three of us. Mrs LP who designs, decides and grows from seed; me who digs and weeds and does the heavy lifting and once a week the Lad (whose now 47 and is professionally trained and comes once a week to negotiate with L and tell me what needs doing both on his on days and off days).

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  5. A bit of heaven for sure.

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  6. Ugh – your yard puts our sorry sod to shame.
    Tell me that it’s actually a well kept arboretum. . .

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  7. Erika says:

    Over here everything is blooming in the most lavish manner. I hope I find the time to post some photos from my garden too.

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  8. noelleg44 says:

    Stunning flowers – flox, irises, peonies, roses – and the colors! I am sure Dog thinks you created this heaven just for him!

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  9. JT Twissel says:

    Wow. Stunning.

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  10. Please tell me I am not the only person to see JFK on the petal above the left beard of the bearded iris in 3 of 50! Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Chel Owens says:

    There you go, showing off your lovely garden again… I’ll have you know that our dandelions are coming along quite nicely.

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  12. Jennie says:

    Gorgeous! I love the view from the bench. Today is flower planting day, always too much work and and great joy.

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  13. joylennick says:

    All credit to the carers! My own, dear Dad was a passionate gardener who specialized in roses. Can you imagine his face when told he had to dig a large hole in the lawn for an ‘air-raid shelter’ in WW11?! (We never used it as it flooded…) and felt safer under the indoor one…Hey ho. x.

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    • TanGental says:

      On of my early memories is playing in my grandmas garden with my brother and finding their Anderson shelter that had gotten covered in brambles. It became the best den ever.

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  14. joylennick says:

    Dry shelters must have made super dens, Geoff! I recall sitting in one in my paternal grandma’s modest garden studying her set of encyclopaedias, (Her husband was a Free Mason if you please..) My other grandma lived but a mile away and was the happiest, loveliest gran, but was nearly as’ poor as a church mouse’. I learnt early on about the haves and have nots…Great memories.

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    • TanGental says:

      Were all grannies like that? My two had an odd relationship on that the one with nothing acted like she was just awaiting her inheritance and the one who was fairly comfortable lived on a shoestring.

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