Ah August: The End Of Dust? That Garden Thing

I’m not really sure about the garden, you know. We’ve thrown a lot of dishwater around, captured the one heavy downpour in seven dustbins and are now under the restrictions imposed by a hosepipe ban. But to keep up the record here are some of the highlights

And here are a few of the depressing ones

And Dog…?

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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63 Responses to Ah August: The End Of Dust? That Garden Thing

  1. We had a slight sprinkle of rain Monday night. It was only a tease. My garden is a dust bowl. The veggie garden is barely holding on. My water containers have been empty for weeks now.
    Love seeing your plants, still gorgeous even with the drought.

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  2. willowdot21 says:

    I think dog sums it up 💜💜💜

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  3. How have you managed to produce so many giant blooms for the bees?

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  4. joylennick says:

    So sad, but many of the flowers are still thriving…Here, most days, it’s still 32 plus, with only one downpour early one morning recently. This ‘old flower’ could certainly do with cooler climes…Phew! Cheers.

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  5. The garden looks great! So does the Dog 🐶 😉

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  6. Darlene says:

    It’s amazing how hardy some flowers are. Sad about the grass and a few bushes but for the most part, it still looks pretty good. And Dog is as handsome as ever.

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  7. trifflepudling says:

    Impressive chasm there!

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  8. It seems the flowers – and Dog – are doing just fine! Everything else will come back. Gorgeous blooms! Glad this year was not last year.

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  9. That doggy’s face is hilarious!

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  10. Still think it looks great.

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  11. I’ll see your depressing ones and raise you a couple of disasters, never to recover ones!

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  12. Erika says:

    That drought is really scary in your area, Geoff. I hope the plants will survive the worst and bloom even more beautifully next year.

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  13. L.K. Latham says:

    Cycle of life. My yard is mud. After a long dry summer, we’ve had plenty of rain. At least the cracks in the yard are gone.

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  14. JT Twissel says:

    Your backyard still looks a lot better than mine!

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  15. Elizabeth says:

    No rain here either. Charlie says that at least the weeds can’t grow too well either. Our lawn looks just like yours on this side of the Pond.

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  16. Suzanne says:

    Thanks for the laugh, dog. Classic pose.

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  17. petespringerauthor says:

    You’re getting off easy this year. No wedding to plan for.

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  18. Pam Lazos says:

    Brills as always, Geoff.

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  19. V.M.Sang says:

    The depressing ones look more like my garden, sadly. But we went away for 4 weeks. Not the best gardening idea in August.

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  20. Jennie says:

    Your flowers are beautiful, but I see what the drought has done to much of your garden. Sigh! On the bright side, you had no wedding or big event.

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