Metrological Spring, Or The End Of February #garden

The garden is slowly shedding its drab winter colours.

Progress on the works at the end of the garden is being made – new gravel has been laid across some parts and some false sleepers ordered as stepping stones before new mulch. Once that is finished we can focus on thew raised beds.

And there was a little time for Dog, naturally

Next week, starting Saturday, I’m joining a group of friends with a view to skiing. The reports on the existence or otherwise of snow are somewhat mixed and it will be the first time I’ve attempted such action since I developed and was diagnosed with the atrial fibrillation which does put a damper on my breathing, at least at the beginning of exercise. So wish me luck…. If I have time, inclination and a suitable subject matter, I will post.

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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37 Responses to Metrological Spring, Or The End Of February #garden

  1. iamthesunking says:

    Ohhhh, you have quinces! Do they fruit? And do you make things from the fruit?

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  2. Dog is thinking you should have ordered another ten bags!

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  3. Erika says:

    I took a deep sigh when it turned March! However, nature has progressed so quickly and I already see that garden work coming closer and closer… Don’t get me wrong, I love it. But when you have so much to do, it is stressful thought… lol

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  4. Beautiful garden, Geoff. Looks like the path is coming along.

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  5. Beautiful pics! ❤️

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  6. Suzanne says:

    The under planting of trees with crocus’s looks fabulous. Dog looks rather clean.

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    • TanGental says:

      He’s avoided having to be showered this winter because of the lack of rain since early Jan.

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      • Suzanne says:

        Good news for dog on the lack of showering. Though I am sure spring will deliver. Lovely and sunny today, actually too hot that’s why I’m inside though rain isn’t too far away. If only we could export rain we would be a wealthy country. There was a bright spark in the 1990s who had the idea of exporting the rainfall from the Milford Sounds and ship it off to Saudi Arabia. I kid you not.

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      • TanGental says:

        Like towing icebergs. When I toured with my son we spent a few days driving down the west coast of the South Island and were told how annual rain was measured in metres not inches as we did at home. We had lorries sunshine up on the glacier at Franz Josef but when we reached Hartstown and it was like a tap had turned.

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  7. JT Twissel says:

    Wow – how big is your backyard?

    Like

  8. willowdot21 says:

    Garden looks lovely, Dig looks lovely, hope you’ve get the snow ❄️❄️❄️ and as long as your sensible all will be well💜💜

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  9. Ever glorious garden. Good luck with the skiing

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  10. V.M.Sang says:

    Garden looking spring-like.
    Have a good time on you skiing break.

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  11. noelleg44 says:

    That grass is SO green and must entice Dog to roll on it. And the crocuses (croci?) are gorgeous. Do NOT break a leg skiing. 🙂

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  12. Pam Lazos says:

    Oh my, take care of yourself, Geoff!

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  13. Jennie says:

    Beautiful, Geoff!

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