The First Half Of September Or A September Of Two Halves #garden

We started in drought and have moved into soggy saturation. Almost. Dust bowls have gone, replaced by forests of grass and a revived set of sunflowers, straw flowers and, well, pretty much every flower.

There’s been a fair bit of tidying up and we’ve removed a ton if irises from the pond as they had rather exceeded their remit. Now to decide with what to replace them.

I’ve been pretty much on my own, as the Quilt Show is next weekend and the Textiliste is being pulled every which way.

At least Dog is still there to support my efforts.

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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39 Responses to The First Half Of September Or A September Of Two Halves #garden

  1. joylennick says:

    Your garden looks so inviting, (great photos) it’s as well you have a dog- otherwise you could find shrewd vagrants living in the trees…Enjoy!

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  2. Your dahlias survived the excess heat better than mine did!

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  3. trifflepudling says:

    The flowers look really wonderful and well revived!

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  4. Nice to see the rain.

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  5. Erika says:

    Looks like your garden has recovered. However, it looks very lovely.

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  6. JT Twissel says:

    It’s amazing to see how fast your lawn has revived. We finally got some rain but we’ve got a long way to go

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  7. Chel Owens says:

    What *can* go in the pond?


  8. HI Geoff, it is great to see your garden looking so colourful and your grass so green. We are still waiting for rain and it’s been over 3 1/2 months for us (normal). Hopefully it will come soon and settle all the dust.

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  9. petespringerauthor says:

    The rain has brought out the colors of your garden. We had our first significant rain in about two months today.

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  10. Such an incredibly splendid garden rewarding all the work and good taste

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  11. tootlepedal says:

    Good looking dahlias. Thank you for the comprehensive tour of the garden.

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  12. Glad your garden survived the drought in such good condition – it looks spectacular as always, thanks to your hard work!

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  13. Jennie says:

    Lookin’ good, Geoff. Rain is a miracle worker.

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