Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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<em>Prunus serrulata</em> (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

<em>Osteospermum</em> (Cape marigold, Cape daisy, Rain daisy, African daisy) with hover fly

Osteospermum (Cape marigold, Cape daisy, Rain daisy, African daisy) with hover fly

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

<em>Agapanthus africanus</em> (African lily) dried seed heads, about to drop their seeds

Agapanthus africanus (African lily) dried seed heads, about to drop their seeds

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rose hips

Rose hips

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Agave

Agave

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Garden design

Garden design

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Cacti

Cacti

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Primula

Primula

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

<em>Narcissus poeticus</em> var. <em>recurvus</em> 'Pheasant's Eye' AGM (Pheasant's eye daffodil, poet's narcissus, a group 13 daffodil)

Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus 'Pheasant's Eye' AGM (Pheasant's eye daffodil, poet's narcissus, a group 13 daffodil)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Tulip

Tulip

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

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<em>Primula denticulata</em> (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Bonsai

Bonsai

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

<em>Pulmonaria officinalis</em> - Common lungwort, spotted dog, soldiers and sailors, Jerusalem cowslip

Pulmonaria officinalis - Common lungwort, spotted dog, soldiers and sailors, Jerusalem cowslip

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Ants

Ants

These stained glass windows are from the Katherine Parr garden, designed by Yvonne Mathews. As part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The three stained glass windows, include the crest of Katherine Parr, on the right, the virgin Mary in the middle and the crest of Henry VIII on the left

These stained glass windows are from the Katherine Parr garden, designed by Yvonne Mathews. As part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The three stained glass windows, include the crest of Katherine Parr, on the right, the virgin Mary in the middle and the crest of Henry VIII on the left

Digitalis purpurea f. alba, syn. D.p. 'Alba', D.p. var. albiflora (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea f. alba, syn. D.p. 'Alba', D.p. var. albiflora (Foxglove)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

The Katherine Parr garden, designed by Yvonne Mathews, it was awarded a Silver medal. As part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. It was a 'Mary' garden, a garden where each plant has a connection to the Virgin Mary.

The Katherine Parr garden, designed by Yvonne Mathews, it was awarded a Silver medal. As part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. It was a 'Mary' garden, a garden where each plant has a connection to the Virgin Mary.

Palm

Palm

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

<em>Dahlia</em> 'Geerlings Cupido'

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

<em>Lavandula angustifolia</em> (Common or English lavender) with bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Slug

Slug

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>. One of the largest flies of Britain. It mimics a hornet or wasp, but is harmless to humans. The adults are great polinators and their larvae are believed to eat wasp grubs.

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria. One of the largest flies of Britain. It mimics a hornet or wasp, but is harmless to humans. The adults are great polinators and their larvae are believed to eat wasp grubs.

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

<em>Fritillaria meleagris</em> (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

<em>Solanum nigrum</em> (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Betula pendula 'Youngii' (Young's weeping birch)

Betula pendula 'Youngii' (Young's weeping birch)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Hyacinthoides hispanica, syn. Endymion hispanicus, Scilla campanulata, S.hispanica (Spanish bluebell)

Hyacinthoides hispanica, syn. Endymion hispanicus, Scilla campanulata, S.hispanica (Spanish bluebell)

<em>Lavandula angustifolia</em> (Common or English lavender) with Large Skipper butterfly

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Large Skipper butterfly

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) <em>Leptophyes punctatissima</em>

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

<em>Rudbeckia hirta</em> (Rudbeckia, coneflower, black-eyed susan)

Rudbeckia hirta (Rudbeckia, coneflower, black-eyed susan)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

<em>Crocus vernus</em> Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Red admiral on <em>Sedum spectabile</em> syn. <em>Hylotelephium spectabile</em> (ice plant, stonecrop)

Red admiral on Sedum spectabile syn. Hylotelephium spectabile (ice plant, stonecrop)

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

<em>Narcissus</em> 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Petunia

Petunia

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

The Katherine of Aragon garden, designed by Graham Burgess, it was awarded a Bronze medal. As part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

The Katherine of Aragon garden, designed by Graham Burgess, it was awarded a Bronze medal. As part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

<em>Clematis</em> 'Florida Sieboldii'

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

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Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Lupin

Lupin

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

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Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Frozen water

Frozen water

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

<em>Clematis</em> 'Lambton Park'

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens [AGM] (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens [AGM] (Californian Lilac)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

<em>Lavandula angustifolia</em> (Common or English lavender) with Large Skipper butterfly

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Large Skipper butterfly

Geranium

Geranium

Banana

Banana

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Azalea

Azalea

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

<em>Clematis</em> 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid 'Eastbourne Beauty' (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid 'Eastbourne Beauty' (Geranium)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

<em>Iris ensata</em> (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

<em>Dahlia</em> 'Arabian Knight'

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

<em>Aglais io</em> Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Waterfall

Waterfall

<em>Sedum spectabile</em> syn. <em>Hylotelephium spectabile</em> (ice plant, stonecrop)

Sedum spectabile syn. Hylotelephium spectabile (ice plant, stonecrop)

Rosa 'Birthday Girl' syn. Rosa 'Meilasso' (Floribunda)

Rosa 'Birthday Girl' syn. Rosa 'Meilasso' (Floribunda)

Primula

Primula

<em>Berberis thunbergii</em> f. <em>atropurpurea</em> 'Harlequin' (Berberis, Purple berberis, Barberry, Purple Japanese barberry)

Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Harlequin' (Berberis, Purple berberis, Barberry, Purple Japanese barberry)

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

<em>Lavandula stoechas</em> (French lavender)

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

<em>Dahlia</em> 'Bishop of Llandaff'  AGM

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

<em>Lavandula angustifolia</em> (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug <em>(Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale</em>)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Blackberry

Blackberry

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

<em>Convallaria majalis</em> (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Common green shield/stink bug nymphs and egg cases <em>Palomena prasina</em>

Common green shield/stink bug nymphs and egg cases Palomena prasina

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Heron

Heron

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Rose moss

Rose moss

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

<em>Prunus serrulata</em> 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

<em>Sedum spectabile</em> syn. <em>Hylotelephium spectabile</em> (ice plant, stonecrop)

Sedum spectabile syn. Hylotelephium spectabile (ice plant, stonecrop)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Blossom

Blossom

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Petunia

Petunia

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

<em>Helianthemum nummularium</em> 'Wisley primrose' (cistus, rock rose)

Helianthemum nummularium 'Wisley primrose' (cistus, rock rose)

Large white, cabbage white (<em>Pieris brassicae</em>) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Digitalis purpurea f. alba, syn. D.p. 'Alba', D.p. var. albiflora (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea f. alba, syn. D.p. 'Alba', D.p. var. albiflora (Foxglove)

<em>Dahlia</em> 'Topmix Red'

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Hawthorn shield bug <em>(Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale</em>)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

<em>Ulex europaeus</em> (Common gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

A novel planting idea, displayed at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A novel planting idea, displayed at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

<em>Pulmonaria officinalis</em> - Common lungwort, spotted dog, soldiers and sailors, Jerusalem cowslip

Pulmonaria officinalis - Common lungwort, spotted dog, soldiers and sailors, Jerusalem cowslip

<em>Prunus serrulata</em> (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

<em>Ilex aquifolium</em> (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

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Pond cover to protect the fish from the heron, and the pond from the children.

Pond cover to protect the fish from the heron, and the pond from the children.

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

<em>Primula vulgaris</em> (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

<em>Trametes versicolor</em> (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

<em>Aster amellus</em> 'King George' [AGM]

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Hypericum 'Hidcote' (St. John's Wort, Aaron's beard, Rose of Sharon)

Hypericum 'Hidcote' (St. John's Wort, Aaron's beard, Rose of Sharon)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

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Ribes rubrum (Redcurrant) included in The Growing Tastes Allotment Garden, from Wincester Growers the were awarded a Gold medal and Best in Show for their garden.

Ribes rubrum (Redcurrant) included in The Growing Tastes Allotment Garden, from Wincester Growers the were awarded a Gold medal and Best in Show for their garden.

<em>Clematis</em> 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

<em>Narcissus</em> 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Bright-line Brown-eye moth (<em>Lacanobia oleracea</em>) caterpillars eating tomato leaves

Bright-line Brown-eye moth (Lacanobia oleracea) caterpillars eating tomato leaves

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

<em>Aubrieta</em> 'Royal Velvet'

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Hebe

Hebe

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Orchid

Orchid

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Primula

Primula

<em>Crocus tommasinianus</em> Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

<em>Malus sylvestris</em> (Crab apple)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

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image42

x Halimiocistus 'Ingwersenii' (Sea rock rose, Cistus, Rock rose)

x Halimiocistus 'Ingwersenii' (Sea rock rose, Cistus, Rock rose)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

<em>Pulmonaria officinalis</em> - Common lungwort, spotted dog, soldiers and sailors, Jerusalem cowslip

Pulmonaria officinalis - Common lungwort, spotted dog, soldiers and sailors, Jerusalem cowslip

x Halimiocistus 'Ingwersenii' (Sea rock rose, Cistus, Rock rose)

x Halimiocistus 'Ingwersenii' (Sea rock rose, Cistus, Rock rose)

<em>Eryngium giganteum</em> (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

<em>Lavandula angustifolia</em> (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

<em>Cyclamen purpurascens</em> syn. <em>C. europaeum</em>, <em>C. fatrense</em>

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Succulent

Succulent

Waterlily

Waterlily

<em>Sedum spectabile</em> syn. <em>Hylotelephium spectabile</em> (ice plant, stonecrop)

Sedum spectabile syn. Hylotelephium spectabile (ice plant, stonecrop)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Hypericum 'Hidcote' (St. John's Wort, Aaron's beard, Rose of Sharon)

Hypericum 'Hidcote' (St. John's Wort, Aaron's beard, Rose of Sharon)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

<em>Canna</em> (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

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image11

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Slug

Slug

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Fig

Fig

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Bright-line Brown-eye moth (<em>Lacanobia oleracea</em>) caterpillars eating tomato leaves

Bright-line Brown-eye moth (Lacanobia oleracea) caterpillars eating tomato leaves

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

<em>Ilex aquifolium</em> 'Argentea Marginata' AGM (silver-margined holly, variegated holly)

Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata' AGM (silver-margined holly, variegated holly)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

<em>Berberis thunbergii</em> f. <em>atropurpurea</em> 'Harlequin' (Berberis, Purple berberis, Barberry, Purple Japanese barberry)

Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Harlequin' (Berberis, Purple berberis, Barberry, Purple Japanese barberry)

Primula

Primula

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

<em>Sedum spectabile</em> syn. <em>Hylotelephium spectabile</em> (ice plant, stonecrop)

Sedum spectabile syn. Hylotelephium spectabile (ice plant, stonecrop)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

<em>Iris ensata</em> (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

<em>Osteospermum</em> (Cape marigold, Cape daisy, Rain daisy, African daisy)

Osteospermum (Cape marigold, Cape daisy, Rain daisy, African daisy)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Pricking out

Pricking out

Tulip

Tulip

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image89

Hebe

Hebe

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Erigeron glaucus (Fleabane, Mexican fleaband, Seaside daisy, Australian daisy)

Erigeron glaucus (Fleabane, Mexican fleaband, Seaside daisy, Australian daisy)

<em>Fritillaria meleagris</em> (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

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IMG_6817.jpg

Blossom

Blossom

<em>Eupeodes corollae</em> syn. <em>Metasyrphus corollae</em> (Hoverfly). Whilst it may look like a wasp, it is actually a hoverfly.

Eupeodes corollae syn. Metasyrphus corollae (Hoverfly). Whilst it may look like a wasp, it is actually a hoverfly.

Log pile

Log pile

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

<em>Lilioceris lilii</em> (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle)

Lilioceris lilii (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Azalea

Azalea

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Garden design

Garden design

Common lizard (<em>Zootoca vivipara</em>)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Large white, cabbage white (<em>Pieris brassicae</em>) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Penstemon

Penstemon

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

<em>Lycoperdon perlatum</em> (Common puffball)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Anemone coronaria 'The Bride' syn. 'Die Braut'

Anemone coronaria 'The Bride' syn. 'Die Braut'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Primula

Primula

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Grass

Grass

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

<em>Berberis thunbergii</em> f. <em>atropurpurea</em> 'Harlequin' (Berberis, Purple berberis, Barberry, Purple Japanese barberry)

Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Harlequin' (Berberis, Purple berberis, Barberry, Purple Japanese barberry)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Lemon

Lemon

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

<em>Solanum dulcamara</em> (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Hyacinthoides non-scripta syn. Scilla non-scripta (English bluebell)

Hyacinthoides non-scripta syn. Scilla non-scripta (English bluebell)

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Mixed border

Mixed border

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Almond

Almond

Magnolia

Magnolia

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Primula

Primula

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

<em>Trametes versicolor</em> (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Blossom

Blossom

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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P1000241

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Hebe

Hebe

A rose display to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's coronation. Taken in the Tudor Rose Festival Marquee at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A rose display to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's coronation. Taken in the Tudor Rose Festival Marquee at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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IMG_9966.jpg

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Fern

Fern

Banana

Banana

<em>Lavandula angustifolia</em> (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

<em>Lavandula angustifolia</em> (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

<em>Malus floribunda</em> (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

<em>Vanessa atalanta</em> Red Admiral butterfly

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Daisy

Daisy

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Palm

Palm

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

<em>Primula denticulata</em> (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Petunia

Petunia

Garden design

Garden design

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower, Mexican satin flower, pale yellow-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower, Mexican satin flower, pale yellow-eyed grass)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Nursery web spider (<em>Pisaura mirabilis</em>)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

<em>Narcissus</em> 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (<em>Clostera curtula</em>)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Orchid

Orchid

Primula

Primula

Azalea

Azalea

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

<em>Narcissus poeticus</em> var. <em>recurvus</em> 'Pheasant's Eye' AGM (Pheasant's eye daffodil, poet's narcissus, a group 13 daffodil)

Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus 'Pheasant's Eye' AGM (Pheasant's eye daffodil, poet's narcissus, a group 13 daffodil)

<em>Solanum dulcamara</em> (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

<em>Lunaria annua</em> (Honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

<em>Lilioceris lilii</em> (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle)

Lilioceris lilii (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Pond

Pond

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

<em>Sedum spectabile</em> syn. <em>Hylotelephium spectabile</em> (ice plant, stonecrop)

Sedum spectabile syn. Hylotelephium spectabile (ice plant, stonecrop)

<em>Berberis thunbergii</em> f. <em>atropurpurea</em> 'Harlequin' (Berberis, Purple berberis, Barberry, Purple Japanese barberry)

Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Harlequin' (Berberis, Purple berberis, Barberry, Purple Japanese barberry)

<em>Pulmonaria officinalis</em> - Common lungwort, spotted dog, soldiers and sailors, Jerusalem cowslip

Pulmonaria officinalis - Common lungwort, spotted dog, soldiers and sailors, Jerusalem cowslip

Mushroom

Mushroom

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Primula

Primula

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Garden roller

Garden roller

<em>Pentatoma rufipes</em> (forest bug, stink bug, shield bug) on a lavender flower stem

Pentatoma rufipes (forest bug, stink bug, shield bug) on a lavender flower stem

<em>Narcissus</em> 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

<em>Dicentra spectabilis</em> (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Hyacinthoides hispanica, syn. Endymion hispanicus, Scilla campanulata, S.hispanica (Spanish bluebell)

Hyacinthoides hispanica, syn. Endymion hispanicus, Scilla campanulata, S.hispanica (Spanish bluebell)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Primula

Primula

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

<em>Geometra papilionaria</em> Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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image90

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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IMG_1070.jpg

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

<em>Lunaria annua</em> syn. <em>L. biennis</em> (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Praying matis

Praying matis

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

<em>Galanthus</em> 'S. Arnott' AGM (Snowdrop 'S. Arnott') syn. <em>Galanthus nivalis</em> 'S Arnott', <em>Galanthus</em> 'Sam Arnott'

Galanthus 'S. Arnott' AGM (Snowdrop 'S. Arnott') syn. Galanthus nivalis 'S Arnott', Galanthus 'Sam Arnott'

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Slug

Slug

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' (Christmas Berry, Fraser Photinia)

Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' (Christmas Berry, Fraser Photinia)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hebe

Hebe

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Heuchera

Heuchera

Common frog

Common frog

Juvenile european garden spiders (<em>Araneus diadematus</em>)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Erigeron glaucus (Fleabane, Mexican fleaband, Seaside daisy, Australian daisy)

Erigeron glaucus (Fleabane, Mexican fleaband, Seaside daisy, Australian daisy)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Variegated standard holly, part of the Anne of Cleves garden, designed by Fiona Bailey which was awarded a Bronze. It was part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Variegated standard holly, part of the Anne of Cleves garden, designed by Fiona Bailey which was awarded a Bronze. It was part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

<em>Aster novi-belgii</em> 'Marie Ballard'

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Common lizard (<em>Zootoca vivipara</em>)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Daisy

Daisy

Ladybird

Ladybird

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Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

<em>Crocus vernus</em> Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus (purple flower on the left) and <em>Crocus chrysanthus</em> snow crocus, golden crocus (yellow flower on the right).

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus (purple flower on the left) and Crocus chrysanthus snow crocus, golden crocus (yellow flower on the right).

Fencing

Fencing

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Primula

Primula

<em>Osteospermum</em> 'Summertime Pink Charm' (Cape marigold, Cape daisy, Rain daisy, African daisy)

Osteospermum 'Summertime Pink Charm' (Cape marigold, Cape daisy, Rain daisy, African daisy)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

<em>Camellia japonica</em> with frost damage

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

<em>Fritillaria meleagris</em> (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Nursery web spider (<em>Pisaura mirabilis</em>)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

<em>Narcissus</em> 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

<em>Phymatocera aterrima</em> (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Dandelion

Dandelion

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

<em>Galanthus</em> 'S. Arnott' AGM (Snowdrop 'S. Arnott') syn. <em>Galanthus nivalis</em> 'S Arnott', <em>Galanthus</em> 'Sam Arnott'

Galanthus 'S. Arnott' AGM (Snowdrop 'S. Arnott') syn. Galanthus nivalis 'S Arnott', Galanthus 'Sam Arnott'

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Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

<em>Ilex aquifolium</em> 'Argentea Marginata' AGM (silver-margined holly, variegated holly)

Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata' AGM (silver-margined holly, variegated holly)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hebe

Hebe

<em>Narcissus</em> 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

<em>Convallaria majalis</em> (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight' - fruit splitting

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight' - fruit splitting

Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll' (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll' (Love-in-a-mist)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Crab spider (<em>Misumena vatia</em> - female)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

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IMG_1492.jpg

<em>Aster amellus</em>

Aster amellus

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

<em>Rudbeckia hitra</em> 'Rustic Dwarf'

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Gerbera

Gerbera

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Hosta

Hosta

Viburnum

Viburnum

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

<em>Anemone coronaria</em> 'The Bride' syn. 'Die Braut'

Anemone coronaria 'The Bride' syn. 'Die Braut'

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Hyacinthoides non-scripta syn. Scilla non-scripta (English bluebell)

Hyacinthoides non-scripta syn. Scilla non-scripta (English bluebell)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Blossom

Blossom

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Iris

Iris

<em>Malus sylvestris</em> (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

<em>Narcissus</em> 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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IMG_1079.jpg

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Erigeron glaucus (Fleabane, Mexican fleaband, Seaside daisy, Australian daisy)

Erigeron glaucus (Fleabane, Mexican fleaband, Seaside daisy, Australian daisy)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

<em>Lavandula angustifolia</em> (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Hyacinthoides hispanica, syn. Endymion hispanicus, Scilla campanulata, S.hispanica (Spanish bluebell)

Hyacinthoides hispanica, syn. Endymion hispanicus, Scilla campanulata, S.hispanica (Spanish bluebell)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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IMG_9591.jpg

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

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Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

<em>Cyclamen purpurascens</em> syn. <em>C. europaeum</em>, <em>C. fatrense</em>

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Duck

Duck

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

<em>Allium</em> 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Grass roof

Grass roof

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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IMG_1493.jpg

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

<em>Bergenia cordifolia</em> syn. <em>Megasea</em> (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Daisy

Daisy

Duck

Duck

Angle Shades caterpillar (<em>Phlogophora meticulosa</em>)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

<em>Lilioceris lilii</em> (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle)

Lilioceris lilii (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle)

<em>Malus sylvestris</em> (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Hebe

Hebe

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

<em>Sedum spathulifolium</em> 'Cape Blanco' syn. <em>Hylotelephium sieboldi</em> 'Variegatum'

Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco' syn. Hylotelephium sieboldi 'Variegatum'

Juvenile european garden spiders (<em>Araneus diadematus</em>)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

<em>Osteospermum</em> 'Summertime Pink Charm' (Cape marigold, Cape daisy, Rain daisy, African daisy)

Osteospermum 'Summertime Pink Charm' (Cape marigold, Cape daisy, Rain daisy, African daisy)

<em>Canna</em> (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

<em>Malus sylvestris</em> (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

A novel planting idea, displayed at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A novel planting idea, displayed at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

David Goode goblin statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. <a href='http://www.david-goode.com' target='new'>David Goode's website</a>

David Goode goblin statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. David Goode's website

Container display

Container display

<em>Narcissus</em> 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Hyacinthoides non-scripta syn. Scilla non-scripta (English bluebell)

Hyacinthoides non-scripta syn. Scilla non-scripta (English bluebell)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

<em>Lavandula angustifolia</em> (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

<em>Pulmonaria officinalis</em> - Common lungwort, spotted dog, soldiers and sailors, Jerusalem cowslip

Pulmonaria officinalis - Common lungwort, spotted dog, soldiers and sailors, Jerusalem cowslip

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

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Hebe

Hebe

<em>Osteospermum</em> 'Summertime Deep Purple' (Cape marigold, Cape daisy, Rain daisy, African daisy)

Osteospermum 'Summertime Deep Purple' (Cape marigold, Cape daisy, Rain daisy, African daisy)

Gazania

Gazania

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Slowworm (<em>Anguis fragilis</em>)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

<em>Helianthemum nummularium</em> 'Wisley primrose' (cistus, rock rose)

Helianthemum nummularium 'Wisley primrose' (cistus, rock rose)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

The Katherine Parr garden, designed by Yvonne Mathews, it was awarded a Silver medal. As part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. It was a 'Mary' garden, a garden where each plant has a connection to the Virgin Mary.

The Katherine Parr garden, designed by Yvonne Mathews, it was awarded a Silver medal. As part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. It was a 'Mary' garden, a garden where each plant has a connection to the Virgin Mary.

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Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

<em>Salix caprea</em> Goat willow, pussy willow, great sallow (male catkins)

Salix caprea Goat willow, pussy willow, great sallow (male catkins)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Daisy

Daisy

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Palm

Palm

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

<em>Amanita muscaria</em> (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

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Hyacinthoides hispanica, syn. Endymion hispanicus, Scilla campanulata, S.hispanica (Spanish bluebell)

Hyacinthoides hispanica, syn. Endymion hispanicus, Scilla campanulata, S.hispanica (Spanish bluebell)

Slowworm (<em>Anguis fragilis</em>)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Hyacinthoides hispanica, syn. Endymion hispanicus, Scilla campanulata, S.hispanica (Spanish bluebell)

Hyacinthoides hispanica, syn. Endymion hispanicus, Scilla campanulata, S.hispanica (Spanish bluebell)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Slug

Slug

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with Knopper oak gall caused by the wasp Cynips calicis

Quercus robur (Common oak) with Knopper oak gall caused by the wasp Cynips calicis

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Magnolia

Magnolia

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P1020005.jpg

Dianthus

Dianthus

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

<em>Primula vulgaris</em> (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Large white, cabbage white (<em>Pieris brassicae</em>) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

<em>Primula vulgaris</em> (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Brugmansia aurea (Angel's trumpet, trumpet flower, horn of plenty, Golden Angel's Trumpet)

Brugmansia aurea (Angel's trumpet, trumpet flower, horn of plenty, Golden Angel's Trumpet)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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IMG_1076.jpg

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

<em>Ilex aquifolium</em> 'Argentea Marginata' AGM (silver-margined holly, variegated holly)

Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata' AGM (silver-margined holly, variegated holly)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Azalea

Azalea

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

<em>Aglais io</em> Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

<em>Phymatocera aterrima</em> (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll' (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll' (Love-in-a-mist)

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Banana

Banana

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Azalea

Azalea

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Ants

Ants

Lemon

Lemon

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Hebe

Hebe

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Azalea

Azalea

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

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IMG_8968.jpg

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

<em>Pulmonaria officinalis</em> - Common lungwort, spotted dog, soldiers and sailors, Jerusalem cowslip

Pulmonaria officinalis - Common lungwort, spotted dog, soldiers and sailors, Jerusalem cowslip

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image72

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

<em>Malus sylvestris</em> (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

<em>Narcissus</em> 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Digitalis purpurea f. alba, syn. D.p. 'Alba', D.p. var. albiflora (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea f. alba, syn. D.p. 'Alba', D.p. var. albiflora (Foxglove)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Gazania

Gazania

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Primula

Primula

Azalea

Azalea

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Slug

Slug

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

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IMG_1589.jpg

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Garden design

Garden design

Common green shield/stink bug nymphs and egg cases <em>Palomena prasina</em>

Common green shield/stink bug nymphs and egg cases Palomena prasina

<em>Ilex aquifolium</em> (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Ants

Ants

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

<em>Lavandula angustifolia</em> (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower, Mexican satin flower, pale yellow-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower, Mexican satin flower, pale yellow-eyed grass)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Azalea

Azalea

Agave

Agave

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

<em>Narcissus</em> 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

<em>Sarracenia</em> North American pitcher plant

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

<em>Lunaria annua</em> syn. <em>L. biennis</em> (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Silene uniflora 'Robin Whitebreast' (Sea Campion 'Robin Whitebreast')

Silene uniflora 'Robin Whitebreast' (Sea Campion 'Robin Whitebreast')

x Halimiocistus 'Ingwersenii' (Sea rock rose, Cistus, Rock rose)

x Halimiocistus 'Ingwersenii' (Sea rock rose, Cistus, Rock rose)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed Leek, Round-headed Garlic) syn. Allium sphaerocephalum

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed Leek, Round-headed Garlic) syn. Allium sphaerocephalum

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Frozen water

Frozen water

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Slug

Slug

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

The Katherine Parr garden, designed by Yvonne Mathews, it was awarded a Silver medal. As part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. It was a 'Mary' garden, a garden where each plant has a connection to the Virgin Mary.

The Katherine Parr garden, designed by Yvonne Mathews, it was awarded a Silver medal. As part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. It was a 'Mary' garden, a garden where each plant has a connection to the Virgin Mary.

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Pale tussock (<em>Calliteara pudibunda</em>) caterpillar

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

<em>Camellia japonica</em> 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Corylus avellana 'Contorta' (Corkscrew hazel, Harry Lauder's walking stick)

Corylus avellana 'Contorta' (Corkscrew hazel, Harry Lauder's walking stick)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

<em>Primula denticulata</em> (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

<em>Fritillaria imperialis</em> 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

<em>Camellia japonica</em> 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

<em>Camellia japonica</em> 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

A novel planting idea, displayed at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A novel planting idea, displayed at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Clematis

Clematis

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' (Christmas Berry, Fraser Photinia)

Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' (Christmas Berry, Fraser Photinia)

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Azalea

Azalea

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

David Goode goblin statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. <a href='http://www.david-goode.com/' target='new'>David Goode's website</a>

David Goode goblin statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. David Goode's website

Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll' (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll' (Love-in-a-mist)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

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IMG_1071.jpg

<em>Camellia japonica</em> 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

<em>Crocus vernus</em> Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Slug

Slug

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Hyacinthoides non-scripta syn. Scilla non-scripta (English bluebell)

Hyacinthoides non-scripta syn. Scilla non-scripta (English bluebell)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Leaf mould (1 year old - after storing in plastic sacking)

Leaf mould (1 year old - after storing in plastic sacking)

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

<em>Leucophyta brownii</em> (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Azalea

Azalea

<em>Amanita muscaria</em> (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

<em>Verbena bonariensis</em>

Verbena bonariensis

Primula

Primula

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

<em>Crocus vernus</em> Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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Chaenostoma cordata 'Snowflake' syn. Sutera cordata 'Snowflake' (Bacopa, Bacopa 'Snowflake')

Chaenostoma cordata 'Snowflake' syn. Sutera cordata 'Snowflake' (Bacopa, Bacopa 'Snowflake')

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Petunia

Petunia

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Hyacinthoides non-scripta syn. Scilla non-scripta (English bluebell)

Hyacinthoides non-scripta syn. Scilla non-scripta (English bluebell)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

<em>Tilia x europaea</em> (Common lime)

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

<em>Bergenia cordifolia</em> (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

<em>Salix caprea</em> Goat willow, pussy willow, great sallow (female catkins)

Salix caprea Goat willow, pussy willow, great sallow (female catkins)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

<em>Lunaria annua</em> syn. <em>L. biennis</em> (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Petunia

Petunia

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Duck

Duck

<em>Cotoneaster simonsii</em> (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

<em>Lilioceris lilii</em> (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle)

Lilioceris lilii (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle)

<em>Cedrus deodara</em> - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Angle Shades caterpillar (<em>Phlogophora meticulosa</em>)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Petunia

Petunia

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Mushroom

Mushroom

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

<em>Leucanthemum x superbum</em> 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Fencing

Fencing

Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' (Christmas Berry, Fraser Photinia)

Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' (Christmas Berry, Fraser Photinia)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Banana

Banana

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

<em>Amanita muscaria</em> (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Iris

Iris

<em>Primula vulgaris</em> (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Petunia

Petunia

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Iris

Iris

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Thyme bed, part of the Katherine Howard garden, designed by Philippa O'Brien which was awarded a Silver-Gilt. It was part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Thyme bed, part of the Katherine Howard garden, designed by Philippa O'Brien which was awarded a Silver-Gilt. It was part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Lupin

Lupin

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Chaenostoma cordata 'Snowflake' syn. Sutera cordata 'Snowflake' (Bacopa, Bacopa 'Snowflake')

Chaenostoma cordata 'Snowflake' syn. Sutera cordata 'Snowflake' (Bacopa, Bacopa 'Snowflake')

Mushroom

Mushroom

Hyacinthoides non-scripta syn. Scilla non-scripta (English bluebell)

Hyacinthoides non-scripta syn. Scilla non-scripta (English bluebell)

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Petunia

Petunia

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

<em>Crocus vernus</em> Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rosa 'Diamond' syn Rosa 'Korgazell' (Patio rose)

Rosa 'Diamond' syn Rosa 'Korgazell' (Patio rose)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

<em>Clematis macropetala</em> 'Lagoon' (Old man's beard, Travellers' joy)

Clematis macropetala 'Lagoon' (Old man's beard, Travellers' joy)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Petunia

Petunia

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Gazania

Gazania

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

<em>Convallaria majalis</em> (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

<em>Convallaria majalis</em> (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

<em>Berberis thunbergii</em> f. <em>atropurpurea</em> 'Harlequin' (Berberis, Purple berberis, Barberry, Purple Japanese barberry)

Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Harlequin' (Berberis, Purple berberis, Barberry, Purple Japanese barberry)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

<em>Crocus tommasinianus</em> (Crocus) <em>Galanthus</em> (snowdrop)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

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P1010784.jpg

Deer

Deer

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Primula

Primula

Water Snail

Water Snail

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Mixed border

Mixed border

Almond

Almond

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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IMG_9171.jpg

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IMG_9227.jpg

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

<em>Prunus serrulata</em> (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Grass snake

Grass snake

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Waterlily

Waterlily

Slug

Slug

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Cosmos

Cosmos

Primula

Primula

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Cacti

Cacti

Cosmos

Cosmos

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

<em>Lavandula angustifolia</em> (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

<em>Lilioceris lilii</em> (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle) including damage to the lily leaves.

Lilioceris lilii (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle) including damage to the lily leaves.

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

<em>Geometra papilionaria</em> Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

<em>Prunus serrulata</em> 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Hebe

Hebe

<em>Dicentra spectabilis</em> (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

<em>Camellia japonica</em> 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

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IMG_8967.jpg

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Lupin

Lupin

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

<em>Clematis alpina</em> 'Columbine' (Old man's beard, Travellers' joy)

Clematis alpina 'Columbine' (Old man's beard, Travellers' joy)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist) seed pod

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist) seed pod

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Duck

Duck

Lupin

Lupin

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Erigeron glaucus (Fleabane, Mexican fleaband, Seaside daisy, Australian daisy)

Erigeron glaucus (Fleabane, Mexican fleaband, Seaside daisy, Australian daisy)

Bright-line Brown-eye moth (<em>Lacanobia oleracea</em>) caterpillars eating tomato leaves

Bright-line Brown-eye moth (Lacanobia oleracea) caterpillars eating tomato leaves

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IMG_0198.jpg

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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P1000151

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

<em>Narcissus</em> 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Hyacinthoides hispanica, syn. Endymion hispanicus, Scilla campanulata, S.hispanica (Spanish bluebell)

Hyacinthoides hispanica, syn. Endymion hispanicus, Scilla campanulata, S.hispanica (Spanish bluebell)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

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P1010328-sml.jpg

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

<em>Heuchera</em>

Heuchera

Geranium

Geranium

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed Leek, Round-headed Garlic) syn. Allium sphaerocephalum

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed Leek, Round-headed Garlic) syn. Allium sphaerocephalum

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

<em>Pinus sylvestris</em> (Scots pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

A novel planting idea, displayed at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A novel planting idea, displayed at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Foxtail lily <em>Eremurus stenophyllus</em>

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Laurel

Laurel

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Cabbage

Cabbage

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Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

<em>Narcissus</em> 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

<em>Geometra papilionaria</em> Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

<em>Narcissus</em> 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Frozen water

Frozen water

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak) covered with a blanket of snow

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak) covered with a blanket of snow

Petunia

Petunia

x Halimiocistus 'Ingwersenii' (Sea rock rose, Cistus, Rock rose)

x Halimiocistus 'Ingwersenii' (Sea rock rose, Cistus, Rock rose)

Brugmansia aurea (Angel's trumpet, trumpet flower, horn of plenty, Golden Angel's Trumpet)

Brugmansia aurea (Angel's trumpet, trumpet flower, horn of plenty, Golden Angel's Trumpet)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Squirrel

Squirrel

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

<em>Lithodora diffusa</em> 'Heavenly Blue' syn. <em>Lithospermum diffusum</em> 'Heavenly Blue', <em>Lithospermum</em> 'Heavenly Blue'

Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue' syn. Lithospermum diffusum 'Heavenly Blue', Lithospermum 'Heavenly Blue'

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

<em>Salix caprea</em> Goat willow, pussy willow, great sallow (male catkins)

Salix caprea Goat willow, pussy willow, great sallow (male catkins)

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Hypericum 'Hidcote' (St. John's Wort, Aaron's beard, Rose of Sharon)

Hypericum 'Hidcote' (St. John's Wort, Aaron's beard, Rose of Sharon)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

<em>Narcissus</em> 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

<em>Solanum nigrum</em> (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

<em>Lunaria annua</em> (Honesty, English honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Courgette

Courgette

Blossom

Blossom

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

<em>Ilex aquifolium</em> (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Ladybird

Ladybird

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Palm

Palm

Small water feature

Small water feature

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Large rose sawfly (<em>Arge pagana</em>) larva

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug <em>(Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale</em>)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Arum maculatum (cuckoo pint, cuckoo-pint, jack-in-the-pulpit, lords and ladies). The berries are produced in summer, turning orangey-red in late-summer, early autumn.

Arum maculatum (cuckoo pint, cuckoo-pint, jack-in-the-pulpit, lords and ladies). The berries are produced in summer, turning orangey-red in late-summer, early autumn.

<em>Galanthus</em> 'S. Arnott' AGM (Snowdrop 'S. Arnott') syn. <em>Galanthus nivalis</em> 'S Arnott', <em>Galanthus</em> 'Sam Arnott'

Galanthus 'S. Arnott' AGM (Snowdrop 'S. Arnott') syn. Galanthus nivalis 'S Arnott', Galanthus 'Sam Arnott'

Primula

Primula

Duck

Duck

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Heron

Heron

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Dollar Princess'

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

<em>Ilex aquifolium</em> (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

<em>Galanthus</em> 'S. Arnott' AGM (Snowdrop 'S. Arnott') syn. <em>Galanthus nivalis</em> 'S Arnott', <em>Galanthus</em> 'Sam Arnott'

Galanthus 'S. Arnott' AGM (Snowdrop 'S. Arnott') syn. Galanthus nivalis 'S Arnott', Galanthus 'Sam Arnott'

<em>Primula vulgaris</em> (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Garden design

Garden design

Hypericum 'Hidcote' (St. John's Wort, Aaron's beard, Rose of Sharon)

Hypericum 'Hidcote' (St. John's Wort, Aaron's beard, Rose of Sharon)

<em>Fritillaria meleagris</em> (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

<em>Cedrus deodara</em> - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

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IMG_0289.jpg

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

<em>Lavandula angustifolia</em> (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Squirrel

Squirrel

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

<em>Malus floribunda</em> (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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IMG_0126.jpg

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Primula

Primula

Waterlily

Waterlily

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Verbena

Verbena

Buddleja

Buddleja

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

<em>Malus sylvestris</em> (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Orchid

Orchid

<em>Clerodendrum thomsoniae</em> (Bleeding-heart vine)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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P1010331-sml.jpg

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

<em>Chrysolina americana</em> (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Daisy

Daisy

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Lemon

Lemon

Primula

Primula

<em>Dahlia</em> 'Golden Emblem'

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

<em>Lavandula angustifolia</em> (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Tulip

Tulip

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

<em>Narcissus poeticus</em> var. <em>recurvus</em> 'Pheasant's Eye' AGM (Pheasant's eye daffodil, poet's narcissus, a group 13 daffodil)

Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus 'Pheasant's Eye' AGM (Pheasant's eye daffodil, poet's narcissus, a group 13 daffodil)

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Hosta 'Krossa Regal' [AGM] (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Krossa Regal' [AGM] (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Kerria japonica var. japonica with Chaenomeles speciosa (Japanese quince)

Kerria japonica var. japonica with Chaenomeles speciosa (Japanese quince)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Gazania

Gazania

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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<em>Galanthus</em> 'S. Arnott' AGM (Snowdrop 'S. Arnott') syn. <em>Galanthus nivalis</em> 'S Arnott', <em>Galanthus</em> 'Sam Arnott'

Galanthus 'S. Arnott' AGM (Snowdrop 'S. Arnott') syn. Galanthus nivalis 'S Arnott', Galanthus 'Sam Arnott'

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Hyacinthoides hispanica, syn. Endymion hispanicus, Scilla campanulata, S.hispanica (Spanish bluebell)

Hyacinthoides hispanica, syn. Endymion hispanicus, Scilla campanulata, S.hispanica (Spanish bluebell)

<em>Dicentra spectabilis</em> (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

<em>Dicentra spectabilis</em> (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Primula

Primula

Common newt

Common newt

Primula

Primula

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Black Millet

Black Millet

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird', syn. H.s. 'Oiseau Blue' (Tree Hollyhock)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Fern

Fern

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Slugs

Slugs

Blackfly

Blackfly

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

<em>Lilioceris lilii</em> (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle)

Lilioceris lilii (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

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IMG_1516.jpg

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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P1000146

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

<em>Pulmonaria officinalis</em> - Common lungwort, spotted dog, soldiers and sailors, Jerusalem cowslip

Pulmonaria officinalis - Common lungwort, spotted dog, soldiers and sailors, Jerusalem cowslip

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

<em>Piptoporus betulinus</em> (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

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Iris

Iris

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

<em>Sedum spectabile</em> syn. <em>Hylotelephium spectabile</em> (ice plant, stonecrop)

Sedum spectabile syn. Hylotelephium spectabile (ice plant, stonecrop)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

This water feature was installed in the I Promise garden, designed by Year 6 of the St. John the Divine Primary School, at Hampton Court Flower Show 2009, where it was awarded a Silver-Gilt

This water feature was installed in the I Promise garden, designed by Year 6 of the St. John the Divine Primary School, at Hampton Court Flower Show 2009, where it was awarded a Silver-Gilt

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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IMG_1502.jpg

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower, Mexican satin flower, pale yellow-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower, Mexican satin flower, pale yellow-eyed grass)

Pond cover

Pond cover

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image6

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Lemon

Lemon

Flesh fly <em>Sarcophaga nodosa</em>

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Crab spider (<em>Misumena vatia</em>) on foxglove

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Hosta

Hosta

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

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image69

Cherry

Cherry

<em>Clematis jackmanii</em>

Clematis jackmanii

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug <em>(Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale</em>) on clematis

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Gerbera

Gerbera

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Spider

Spider

Caltha palustris 'Flore Pleno' (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris 'Flore Pleno' (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Amaranthus caudatus (Love-lies-bleeding, Tassel Flower)

Amaranthus caudatus (Love-lies-bleeding, Tassel Flower)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

<em>Iris pseudacorus</em> (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Azalea

Azalea

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Azalea

Azalea

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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P1010744.jpg

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Petunia

Petunia

Hebe

Hebe

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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P1000144

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

<em>Trametes versicolor</em> (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

<em>Narcissus</em> 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

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