Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

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Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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

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

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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P1000241

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Slug

Slug

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

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

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

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Cabbage

Cabbage

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Magnolia

Magnolia

<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).

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

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)

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

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

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Blackfly

Blackfly

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Heron

Heron

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Cosmos

Cosmos

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Duck

Duck

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

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

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

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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Hebe

Hebe

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Blossom

Blossom

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Lemon

Lemon

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Ants

Ants

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Azalea

Azalea

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Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

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Almond

Almond

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Lupin

Lupin

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

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

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

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.

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Fern

Fern

Water Snail

Water Snail

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Azalea

Azalea

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Anthurium

Anthurium

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Muscari armeniacum 'Misty Skies' (Grape hyacinth, Armenian grape hyacinth)

Muscari armeniacum 'Misty Skies' (Grape hyacinth, Armenian grape hyacinth)

<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.

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Hosta

Hosta

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Garden roller

Garden roller

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

<em>Heuchera</em>

Heuchera

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

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P1000147

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Cosmos

Cosmos

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Muscari armeniacum 'Misty Skies' (Grape hyacinth, Armenian grape hyacinth)

Muscari armeniacum 'Misty Skies' (Grape hyacinth, Armenian grape hyacinth)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Rose moss

Rose moss

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Common newt

Common newt

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Slug

Slug

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)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

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

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

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

<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)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Flesh fly <em>Sarcophaga nodosa</em>

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Waterlily

Waterlily

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Grass snake

Grass snake

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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 (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

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

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

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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

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

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

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

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

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

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

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)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Primula

Primula

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

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

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Primula

Primula

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Squirrel

Squirrel

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Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Petunia

Petunia

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Primula

Primula

Waterlily

Waterlily

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Primula

Primula

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (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

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

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IMG_1493.jpg

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Primula

Primula

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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.

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

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

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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IMG_1071.jpg

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Petunia

Petunia

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Petunia

Petunia

Azalea

Azalea

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Almond

Almond

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

<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)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

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IMG_9171.jpg

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

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

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Azalea

Azalea

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

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

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Laurel

Laurel

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

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P1010780.jpg

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Fig

Fig

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Foxtail lily <em>Eremurus stenophyllus</em>

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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IMG_6817.jpg

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Iris

Iris

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Primula

Primula

Duck

Duck

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

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IMG_1514.jpg

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image89

Frozen water

Frozen water

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Hebe

Hebe

Spider

Spider

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

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

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Azalea

Azalea

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

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

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

Pond cover

Pond cover

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

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

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image46

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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IMG_8967.jpg

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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IMG_1589.jpg

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

<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)

Primula

Primula

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Gazania

Gazania

<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

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Slug

Slug

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

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IMG_9204.jpg

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pond

Pond

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Daisy

Daisy

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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.

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

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

Garden design

Garden design

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Hosta

Hosta

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

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

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

<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)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Garden design

Garden design

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

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

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

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

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

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

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

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

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

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

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Cherry

Cherry

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Daisy

Daisy

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

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)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Iris

Iris

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Azalea

Azalea

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Palm

Palm

Ants

Ants

Grass roof

Grass roof

Primula

Primula

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

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

Heron

Heron

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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IMG_0030.jpg

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

<em>Clematis</em> 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Blossom

Blossom

Primula

Primula

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IMG_0105.jpg

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Daisy

Daisy

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

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

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Primula

Primula

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

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

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Bonsai

Bonsai

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

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P1010744.jpg

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

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

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

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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

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

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Garden design

Garden design

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

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

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Viburnum

Viburnum

Gerbera

Gerbera

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.

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

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Petunia

Petunia

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

<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'

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

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P1020306

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

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

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Agave

Agave

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

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

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

Agave

Agave

Pricking out

Pricking out

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

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P1000151

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Lupin

Lupin

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

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

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

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image25

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Duck

Duck

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Banana

Banana

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Slug

Slug

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

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

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

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P1010180-sml.jpg

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Pond cover

Pond cover

<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)

Buddleja

Buddleja

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

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image15

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

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

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Palm

Palm

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Slugs

Slugs

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P1010885.jpg

<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)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hebe

Hebe

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Daisy

Daisy

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Grass

Grass

Mushroom

Mushroom

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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P1010184-sml.jpg

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Azalea

Azalea

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

<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.

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Courgette

Courgette

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Gazania

Gazania

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lupin

Lupin

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

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

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

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

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

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

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

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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image54

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Cacti

Cacti

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Duck

Duck

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Banana

Banana

Patio planter

Patio planter

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

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.

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Palm

Palm

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

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

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Tulip

Tulip

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

Primula

Primula

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Heuchera

Heuchera

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Hebe

Hebe

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Primula

Primula

Banana

Banana

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

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

<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)

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

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

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

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

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

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

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

<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'

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

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

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

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

<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)

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

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

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

<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> 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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.

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

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

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

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

<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)

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IMG_1492.jpg

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Gazania

Gazania

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Fencing

Fencing

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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

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

Fencing

Fencing

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

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.

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

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IMG_1515.jpg

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Lemon

Lemon

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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

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

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

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P1010784.jpg

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

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P1010328-sml.jpg

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

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

Blossom

Blossom

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

<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'

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Deer

Deer

Gazania

Gazania

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Banana

Banana

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

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IMG_1076.jpg

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Petunia

Petunia

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Daisy

Daisy

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Geranium

Geranium

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Common frog

Common frog

<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

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Slug

Slug

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

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Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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P1000146

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Orchid

Orchid

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Azalea

Azalea

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

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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

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

Tulip

Tulip

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

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

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

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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

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

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

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Orchid

Orchid

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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P1000015

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Slug

Slug

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Rose hips

Rose hips

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Ants

Ants

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

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

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

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

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

Waterfall

Waterfall

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

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

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

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Azalea

Azalea

Hebe

Hebe

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IMG_0289.jpg

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

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

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

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

<em>Clematis jackmanii</em>

Clematis jackmanii

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Garden design

Garden design

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

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.

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Hebe

Hebe

Verbena

Verbena

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

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

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

Penstemon

Penstemon

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

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>Ilex aquifolium</em> (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Blossom

Blossom

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Primula

Primula

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

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

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

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

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

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

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

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

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

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

P1020299

P1020299

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

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)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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

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

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

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.

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

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IMG_1516.jpg

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Container display

Container display

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

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

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

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

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

Small water feature

Small water feature

Primula

Primula

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Duck

Duck

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Dandelion

Dandelion

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

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

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

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

<em>Verbena bonariensis</em>

Verbena bonariensis

Log pile

Log pile

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

<em>Clematis</em> 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

<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

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Muscari armeniacum 'Misty Skies' (Grape hyacinth, Armenian grape hyacinth)

Muscari armeniacum 'Misty Skies' (Grape hyacinth, Armenian grape hyacinth)

Orchid

Orchid

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Viburnum

Viburnum

Dianthus

Dianthus

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IMG_9227.jpg

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Frozen water

Frozen water

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Squirrel

Squirrel

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

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

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lemon

Lemon

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

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

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

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Praying matis

Praying matis

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IMG_8968.jpg

Mushroom

Mushroom

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

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

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

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Mixed border

Mixed border

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Hebe

Hebe

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Azalea

Azalea

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

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

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

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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

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

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

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

Petunia

Petunia

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

<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)

Fern

Fern

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Geranium

Geranium

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

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

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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IMG_1070.jpg

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IMG_1502.jpg

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Iris

Iris

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Slug

Slug

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image11

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

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

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Dianthus

Dianthus

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

<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)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

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

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Azalea

Azalea

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

<em>Aster amellus</em>

Aster amellus

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Azalea

Azalea

Clematis

Clematis

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

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

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

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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image69

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Tulip

Tulip

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Primula

Primula

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

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

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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.

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

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

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

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Primula

Primula

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Primula

Primula

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

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Cacti

Cacti

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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IMG_9591.jpg

Petunia

Petunia

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Mixed border

Mixed border

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Hebe

Hebe

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

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

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

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

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

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

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Iris

Iris

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

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

Frozen water

Frozen water

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Succulent

Succulent

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

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>Leucophyta brownii</em> (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

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

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

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)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

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

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Garden design

Garden design

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

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

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

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Hebe

Hebe

Lemon

Lemon

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Waterlily

Waterlily

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Blossom

Blossom

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Slug

Slug

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

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

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image94

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

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

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

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

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

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P1000144

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Blackberry

Blackberry

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image85

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Palm

Palm

Black Millet

Black Millet

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IMG_0126.jpg

Lupin

Lupin

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Primula

Primula

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

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