Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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Rhododendron

Rhododendron

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

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

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

Mushroom

Mushroom

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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IMG_0289.jpg

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Black Millet

Black Millet

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Almond

Almond

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)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Ants

Ants

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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.

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Helleborus orientalis [AGM] (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis [AGM] (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

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Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

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Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Banana

Banana

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Garden design

Garden design

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

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

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

Primula

Primula

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

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Duck

Duck

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Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

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

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

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)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Courgette

Courgette

Tulip

Tulip

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.

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Cherry

Cherry

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Hebe

Hebe

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Mushroom

Mushroom

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P1010178-sml.jpg

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Bonsai

Bonsai

Iris

Iris

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

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P1010328-sml.jpg

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Azalea

Azalea

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Fern

Fern

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

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

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Slug

Slug

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Flesh fly <em>Sarcophaga nodosa</em>

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Agave

Agave

<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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Iris

Iris

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

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

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Grass snake

Grass snake

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Mixed border

Mixed border

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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image42

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P1000147

Lupin

Lupin

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

<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

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

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Blossom

Blossom

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Buddleja

Buddleja

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IMG_8967.jpg

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

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image94

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

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

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

Ladybird

Ladybird

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IMG_9171.jpg

Rose moss

Rose moss

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

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

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Hebe

Hebe

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Hebe

Hebe

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

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

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

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

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

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

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

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IMG_1070.jpg

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IMG_6817.jpg

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

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

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Primula

Primula

Mushroom

Mushroom

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

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

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

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.

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Lupin

Lupin

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Petunia

Petunia

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Fig

Fig

Squirrel

Squirrel

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Garden design

Garden design

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Garden roller

Garden roller

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Azalea

Azalea

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

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image11

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

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

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

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image25

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

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

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

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Petunia

Petunia

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Petunia

Petunia

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Hebe

Hebe

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

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)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

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

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

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

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

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

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.

<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)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Hebe

Hebe

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

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

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

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Helleborus orientalis [AGM] (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis [AGM] (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Helleborus orientalis [AGM] (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis [AGM] (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Gerbera

Gerbera

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Palm

Palm

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

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Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hosta

Hosta

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

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

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Heron

Heron

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

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

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Palm

Palm

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

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

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Helleborus orientalis [AGM] (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis [AGM] (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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P1000015

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

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

Grass

Grass

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Waterfall

Waterfall

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Daisy

Daisy

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Petunia

Petunia

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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.

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Primula

Primula

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Helleborus orientalis [AGM] (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis [AGM] (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

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

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

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Azalea

Azalea

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Patio planter

Patio planter

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Geranium

Geranium

Hosta

Hosta

Garden design

Garden design

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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

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

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

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

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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

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

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

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

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Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Iris

Iris

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

<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'

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Slug

Slug

Hebe

Hebe

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Container display

Container display

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

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Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

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

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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

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

Frozen water

Frozen water

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

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.

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

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

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

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

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

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)

Geranium

Geranium

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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IMG_0105.jpg

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Blossom

Blossom

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

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Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Magnolia

Magnolia

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

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

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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.

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

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P1000144

Gazania

Gazania

<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)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Slug

Slug

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Daisy

Daisy

Log pile

Log pile

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Primula

Primula

Agave

Agave

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Waterlily

Waterlily

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

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P1020306

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

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

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Common frog

Common frog

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

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

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

<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)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Orchid

Orchid

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IMG_9591.jpg

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Buddleja

Buddleja

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

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Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

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

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

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

<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'

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Praying matis

Praying matis

Duck

Duck

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

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

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

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Verbena

Verbena

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

<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>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

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

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

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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

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Orchid

Orchid

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

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

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

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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

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

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Iris

Iris

Gazania

Gazania

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Cosmos

Cosmos

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Duck

Duck

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Dianthus

Dianthus

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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

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

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

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

Anthurium

Anthurium

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Cabbage

Cabbage

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

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

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Banana

Banana

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IMG_1076.jpg

Mushroom

Mushroom

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

<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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Daisy

Daisy

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Almond

Almond

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Fern

Fern

Primula

Primula

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Fencing

Fencing

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Gazania

Gazania

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Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

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Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Daisy

Daisy

<em>Heuchera</em>

Heuchera

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Primula

Primula

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Cacti

Cacti

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Lemon

Lemon

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

<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)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

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

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

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Foxtail lily <em>Eremurus stenophyllus</em>

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Primula

Primula

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Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

<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)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

<em>Verbena bonariensis</em>

Verbena bonariensis

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Primula

Primula

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

<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).

Succulent

Succulent

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

<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.

Banana

Banana

<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)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Azalea

Azalea

Heron

Heron

Orchid

Orchid

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Palm

Palm

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image46

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

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)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

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

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

<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)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Viburnum

Viburnum

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

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

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

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

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

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Azalea

Azalea

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

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

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

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

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

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Heuchera

Heuchera

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

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

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

Garden design

Garden design

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

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)

Pond

Pond

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

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Primula

Primula

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

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

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

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IMG_1514.jpg

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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IMG_9966.jpg

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Gerbera

Gerbera

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

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

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

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

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Blackfly

Blackfly

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

<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)

Pond cover

Pond cover

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

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image69

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

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

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Gazania

Gazania

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

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

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

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Petunia

Petunia

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

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

Cosmos

Cosmos

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Helleborus orientalis [AGM] (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis [AGM] (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

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

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

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IMG_1071.jpg

Azalea

Azalea

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Primula

Primula

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Mixed border

Mixed border

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

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

Cosmos

Cosmos

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Cacti

Cacti

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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P1000151

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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P1010744.jpg

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

<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'

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Blossom

Blossom

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

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

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

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

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

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

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

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

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Banana

Banana

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Laurel

Laurel

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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P1010180-sml.jpg

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

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

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

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Petunia

Petunia

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Clematis

Clematis

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Pond cover

Pond cover

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

<em>Aster amellus</em>

Aster amellus

Primula

Primula

Tulip

Tulip

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Deer

Deer

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Water Snail

Water Snail

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

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

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

<em>Clematis jackmanii</em>

Clematis jackmanii

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Slug

Slug

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Dandelion

Dandelion

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

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

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Daisy

Daisy

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

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image54

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Primula

Primula

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Ants

Ants

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

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

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

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

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

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

<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.

Waterlily

Waterlily

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

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

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

Frozen water

Frozen water

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

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IMG_0126.jpg

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

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

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Lupin

Lupin

Petunia

Petunia

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Slug

Slug

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

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Mushroom

Mushroom

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

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.

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Pricking out

Pricking out

<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'

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

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

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Anthurium

Anthurium

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

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

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

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Primula

Primula

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Spider

Spider

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Ants

Ants

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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P1000241

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

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

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Fencing

Fencing

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Blossom

Blossom

Duck

Duck

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Slug

Slug

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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

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

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IMG_0030.jpg

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

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

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Lemon

Lemon

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Primula

Primula

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

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

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.

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Hebe

Hebe

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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

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

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

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

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

Slug

Slug

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Blossom

Blossom

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

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Duck

Duck

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Garden design

Garden design

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

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

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image15

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

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P1010780.jpg

Primula

Primula

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Lemon

Lemon

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

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

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

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

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

IMG_1589.jpg

IMG_1589.jpg

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

IMG_1079.jpg

IMG_1079.jpg

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Primula

Primula

Grass roof

Grass roof

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Dianthus

Dianthus

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<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)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Petunia

Petunia

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Petunia

Petunia

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Tulip

Tulip

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

<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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Azalea

Azalea

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Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Slugs

Slugs

Magnolia

Magnolia

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Primula

Primula

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

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P1000146

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Lupin

Lupin

Petunia

Petunia

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Common newt

Common newt

Blackberry

Blackberry

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

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

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Lemon

Lemon

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

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

Rose hips

Rose hips

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hebe

Hebe

Ladybird

Ladybird

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

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

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

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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P1020299

Azalea

Azalea

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Palm

Palm

Azalea

Azalea

Slug

Slug

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

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

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

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)

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

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

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