October Garden

There is a ridiculous amount of colour here, given both the brutal summer and its the end of October. I don’t have the words so I’ll let the images speak for themselves . To begin though here’s the lawn after a bit of restorative work.

And here’s the colour

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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38 Responses to October Garden

  1. Quite splendid. Your house and garden must be the pride of Dulwich

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  2. Beautiful, it must take so much time, but absolutely worth it!

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  3. trifflepudling says:

    Che bello, and Dog and cat not half bad either!
    It’s so warm, isn’t it – 20 degrees on Wednesday. Lovely for the flowers – how is the moth and insect situation there?

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    • TanGental says:

      I lent my trap to a friend this year so she could see what her garden has produced. That’s aid we have lots of stag beetle larva and the shield bug population has exploded so I’d guess ok

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  4. Looks amazing 👏🏾👏🏾

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  5. joylennick says:

    I can read dog’s mind… he’s absolutely disgusted with the overwhelming competition and is gradually retreating indoors with the hump!! xx

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  6. Looking good! Oh, and the garden is magical. 😉

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  7. iamthesunking says:

    Beautiful garden! I think I might have read somewhere that the dry summer may even trigger more beautiful autumn colours? Don’t know how true or how scientific this is …

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  8. emmblu says:

    Oh, to be a bee 🐝 drunk in the nectar of those gorgeous blooms 🌸 🌺 🌹 …

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    • TanGental says:

      I read bees like to play with a ball. I think that just tells me what happy life it is to be a bee. If I can add to the joy of bees a little, well, job done!

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  9. Autumn has not arrived yet – look at those flowers! And of course, Dog is giving us the best poses. A treat and a pet are in order.

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  10. Silly things are happening but aren’t the nerines fabulous this year!

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  11. A wonderful prepared garden. I think here HRH would even be jealous. Have a beautiful weekend! xx Michael

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  12. Darlene says:

    Looking fabulous! And the garden looks great too!!

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  13. Still just beautiful, Geoff. Your garden is a marvel.

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  14. tootlepedal says:

    I like the very neat and well maintained paving among all the plant life. It sets off the garden well.

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    • TanGental says:

      Thank you. Coming from someone clearly equally skilled (Mrs TootleP, Natch) that vicarious compliment is gratefully received. Like you, I rely on the skill of my better half to ensure both I and the garden bloom

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  15. petespringerauthor says:

    Fall is definitely in the air here. The temperature takes a nosedive in the evening. Your yard looks beautiful this late in the year.

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    • TanGental says:

      We’re due to lose about 10 degrees this week as the jet stream shifts course. Until that happens hot weather from Spain continues to push up at us. It is a wild, wet but happily temperate old world

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  16. Your garden looks amazing, Geoff. I hope there will be no snow when we come in December. It is pretty but it is a set back to getting around.

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    • TanGental says:

      It’ll be a first in about six years off we have any that lasts more than a day in the south. Will you be in London at all to put a face to a blog?!

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      • HI Geoff, most unfortunately not. This trip to to my mom’s home town. It is sort of a farewell trip so that she can see her brothers and sisters probably for the last time given she is 84 and the youngest. We will probably start visiting more regularly again now that Covid is not restricting travel so I’m sure there’ll be another opportunity.

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