Blooming Marvellous

To central London for a late Jublee celebration. Some cool person came up with the idea of taking the moat around the Tower of London, which is normally like this…

minus the poppies, i.e. a large lawn,

and turning it into this

a swath of wild flowers.

It was very hot day and hats were compulsory, as were cool clothes

And the flowers…?

See what you think

I’m glad they did this; so much better than a strip of grass and, boy did the bees love it.

And someone found their happy place…

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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44 Responses to Blooming Marvellous

  1. trifflepudling says:

    You lucky things! I wanted to come up to London to see this but couldn’t get anyone interested in it 😕! So it’s great to see these photos – thanks.
    Good job you’ve now been – they won’t like being fried …

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  2. willowdot21 says:

    Absolutely blooming stunning, a right Royal Bloom, blooming wonderful 💜

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  3. Darlene says:

    I love wildflowers and they look so natural around the Tower of London. A great idea. Your pictures are fabulous too.

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    • TanGental says:

      It’s a brilliant addition and we’ll thought through. If – and I hope they do- they repeat it next year we will go in June too as well as one of the night time floodlit sessions

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  4. ThingsHelenLoves says:

    How lovely. Did you go down the slide? I had my eye on getting to this but when I had time, they were struggling to get it blooming. Looks like they’ve cracked it now! I hope it all hold up under current conditions.

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  5. Thanks for allowing us to share the joy Geoff. Stunning!

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  6. Hi Geoff – I love this. All these flowers and their varieties are fun to look at 🙂

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  7. What a superb idea! I do believe I’ve seen some of those flowers in your garden!

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  8. Mick Canning says:

    Tremendous! Those flowers are amazing!

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  9. What a marvellous idea well photographed Geoff

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  10. V.M.Sang says:

    What a brilliant idea to turn the moat into a wildflower meadow. It’s so much more beautiful than bare grass. And better for the insects, too. We’re losing pollinators. They need all the help they can get.

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  11. Both beautiful and useful. I’m glad places are now allowing a few strips of wildflowers rathe4 than mowing all their verges.

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  12. I really like this idea of the wildflowers, Geoff. And now I understand the reference to wild flowers in the post I read earlier today.

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  13. Widdershins says:

    Happy bees, and happy places – perfect. 😀

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  14. Jennie says:

    Wow! The flowers are endless and beautiful. I must plant poppies next year (as long as they don’t overtake the garden.)

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