July Garden: Dust Bowl Dulwich

It’s sad when the weather buggers you about. Eight weeks ago we were looking green and pleasant, all very micro Jerusalem. Then the rain buggers off to Oz, the heat is turned up to gas marked 10, my budding tomatoes begin to look like a scaled down version of the aging testicles of the Jolly Green Giant and We Are All Saharan now.

There is still colour a’plenty; the lawn will bounce back; and some of the planting will provide a splendid September.

And the pets?

Of course they were there.

So good night from me, and from them

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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33 Responses to July Garden: Dust Bowl Dulwich

  1. You overstretched the tolerance of Dog by the look of it!

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  2. Jolly four-leggeds! They brighten any yard, to be sure!!

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  3. Erika says:

    More or less rain, hotter or cooler, makes such a difference. And it also does depend on when which is happening. But your garden still looks beautiful.

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  4. Well your grounds still look better than ours! We had some rain for about an hour this week, but not good enough.

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  5. Pam Lazos says:

    Global warming isn’t just a dance 🕺 club in Dubai. 😂

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  6. noelleg44 says:

    Your garden seems to be weathering the heat pretty well – if not the grass. Dog seems unaffected – such a tough guy! We have had 70+ days of 90 degree and over weather. The average for a whole year is normally 40, Your life shrinks back to what it was during Covid…

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  7. Still beautiful. I see you have a new gargoyle statue positioned between the giant stone hedge heads

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  8. JT Twissel says:

    Still looks better than our garden!

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  9. We will have a hosepipe ban from Friday. How about you?

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  10. Hi Geoff, why didn’t you say you were visiting sub-Saharan AFrica? We could have met up Hahaha.

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  11. V.M.Sang says:

    If it goes on like this in future years, we’ll have to grow cacti.
    Still, your garden looks pretty good all the same.

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  12. Widdershins says:

    Two foxes! … are they a matched set?

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  13. The weather is not to be trusted. We are not getting nearly enough rain here either. The last 12 years has seen a decline each year.

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  14. Jennie says:

    You still have plenty of color in spite of the drought. My potted plants are okay, but the perennials in the garden are receding and quite lackluster. Walking across the lawn makes the ‘crunch, crunch’ sound. Sigh!

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