Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Iris

Iris

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Primula

Primula

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

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

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

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

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

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

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

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

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

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Almond

Almond

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Iris

Iris

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Grass snake

Grass snake

Palm

Palm

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Ants

Ants

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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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

Primula

Primula

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Squirrel

Squirrel

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P1000147

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

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image69

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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IMG_1070.jpg

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Hebe

Hebe

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

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

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

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

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Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Lemon

Lemon

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

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

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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IMG_9966.jpg

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Slug

Slug

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

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IMG_1492.jpg

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

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Rose moss

Rose moss

<em>Heuchera</em>

Heuchera

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

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

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

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Primula

Primula

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

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.

Succulent

Succulent

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Container display

Container display

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

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

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

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

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

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Patio planter

Patio planter

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

<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)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Lupin

Lupin

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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IMG_1502.jpg

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

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)

Mushroom

Mushroom

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.

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Tulip

Tulip

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

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

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

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Cacti

Cacti

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

<em>Verbena bonariensis</em>

Verbena bonariensis

Primula

Primula

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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IMG_0126.jpg

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

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

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

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Spider

Spider

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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IMG_9171.jpg

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

<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)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

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)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

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Tulip

Tulip

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Iris

Iris

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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

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

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Pricking out

Pricking out

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Azalea

Azalea

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

P1000015

P1000015

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

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

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

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

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

Foxtail lily <em>Eremurus stenophyllus</em>

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Hebe

Hebe

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

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

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

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P1010328-sml.jpg

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

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

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

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Mixed border

Mixed border

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Ants

Ants

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

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

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

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Azalea

Azalea

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IMG_9227.jpg

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IMG_0105.jpg

Anthurium

Anthurium

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

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

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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

Orchid

Orchid

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image90

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Petunia

Petunia

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Small water feature

Small water feature

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Hebe

Hebe

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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image72

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

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

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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

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

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Hosta

Hosta

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

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

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

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

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

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

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

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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

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

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Daisy

Daisy

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

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image6

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Daisy

Daisy

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Cosmos

Cosmos

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

<em>Clematis jackmanii</em>

Clematis jackmanii

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Magnolia

Magnolia

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

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.

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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.

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Slugs

Slugs

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Primula

Primula

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

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

<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)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

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P1000144

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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IMG_8968.jpg

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Black Millet

Black Millet

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

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.

Cosmos

Cosmos

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

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

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

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fern

Fern

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Penstemon

Penstemon

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image46

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Cherry

Cherry

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Garden design

Garden design

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Hebe

Hebe

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

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

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

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hebe

Hebe

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Lemon

Lemon

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Primula

Primula

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

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

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

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

Agave

Agave

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula

Primula

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Daisy

Daisy

Slug

Slug

Palm

Palm

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Azalea

Azalea

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Primula

Primula

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IMG_1079.jpg

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Blackberry

Blackberry

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

<em>Aster amellus</em>

Aster amellus

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Fencing

Fencing

Orchid

Orchid

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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IMG_9591.jpg

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Verbena

Verbena

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Common frog

Common frog

Magnolia

Magnolia

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

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)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Mushroom

Mushroom

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

<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)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

<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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Cabbage

Cabbage

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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P1010780.jpg

Hebe

Hebe

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Dianthus

Dianthus

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

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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.

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Petunia

Petunia

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

<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)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

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

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Hebe

Hebe

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Mixed border

Mixed border

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

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IMG_0289.jpg

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Primula

Primula

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

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

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

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Gazania

Gazania

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

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Azalea

Azalea

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

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)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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

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

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Azalea

Azalea

<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).

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IMG_1076.jpg

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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P1010885.jpg

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Petunia

Petunia

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

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

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

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Heuchera

Heuchera

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Tulip

Tulip

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

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

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

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Slug

Slug

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Fig

Fig

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Banana

Banana

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Primula

Primula

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

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

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

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

<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)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

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

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

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

<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

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

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

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

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

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

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

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Mushroom

Mushroom

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P1010744.jpg

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Banana

Banana

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IMG_8967.jpg

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Rose hips

Rose hips

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Iris

Iris

Heron

Heron

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

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

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

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

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

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

Buddleja

Buddleja

<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)

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

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

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

<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'

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Azalea

Azalea

Petunia

Petunia

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

<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'

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

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image85

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (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.

Frozen water

Frozen water

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Gerbera

Gerbera

Buddleja

Buddleja

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

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P1000151

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image94

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IMG_1515.jpg

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

<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'

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Lemon

Lemon

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

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

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P1010181-sml.jpg

Frozen water

Frozen water

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

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

Camellia japonica with frost damage

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Garden design

Garden design

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Petunia

Petunia

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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IMG_9204.jpg

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

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

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

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

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

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Viburnum

Viburnum

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Waterfall

Waterfall

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

<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

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

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

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

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

Mushroom

Mushroom

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

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

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

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Heron

Heron

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

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

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Banana

Banana

Gazania

Gazania

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Garden design

Garden design

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Garden roller

Garden roller

Primula

Primula

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Azalea

Azalea

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Primula

Primula

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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

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

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Daisy

Daisy

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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image11

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

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

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

Frozen water

Frozen water

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

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

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

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

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Squirrel

Squirrel

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Pond

Pond

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

<em>Clematis</em> 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Azalea

Azalea

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

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

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

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Orchid

Orchid

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Mushroom

Mushroom

<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)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Azalea

Azalea

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Mushroom

Mushroom

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

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

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

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Primula

Primula

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

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

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

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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IMG_0030.jpg

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

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

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Gazania

Gazania

Blossom

Blossom

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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IMG_0198.jpg

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Penstemon

Penstemon

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula

Primula

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.

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Slug

Slug

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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IMG_1589.jpg

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Petunia

Petunia

Small water feature

Small water feature

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

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

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

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

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Cacti

Cacti

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

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

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

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

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P1020306

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Daisy

Daisy

<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)

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

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

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

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

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Slug

Slug

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Slug

Slug

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Azalea

Azalea

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

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

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Primula

Primula

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Duck

Duck

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

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P1010184-sml.jpg

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Courgette

Courgette

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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

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

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

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

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

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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IMG_1514.jpg

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Common newt

Common newt

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Dandelion

Dandelion

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Duck

Duck

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Laurel

Laurel

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

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Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

<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)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Log pile

Log pile

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Geranium

Geranium

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Blossom

Blossom

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

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

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Petunia

Petunia

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

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

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

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

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

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

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Waterlily

Waterlily

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Flesh fly <em>Sarcophaga nodosa</em>

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Agave

Agave

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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

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

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Primula

Primula

Lupin

Lupin

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Blossom

Blossom

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Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Fern

Fern

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

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

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

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

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Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Primula

Primula

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Praying matis

Praying matis

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Fencing

Fencing

Waterlily

Waterlily

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Duck

Duck

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Primula

Primula

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 (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Pond cover

Pond cover

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

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Grass roof

Grass roof

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Hosta

Hosta

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Grass

Grass

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Hebe

Hebe

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Bonsai

Bonsai

Duck

Duck

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Blossom

Blossom

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

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

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

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

Ladybird

Ladybird

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

<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)

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

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

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

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

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

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

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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

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

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Primula

Primula

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

<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.

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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P1000146

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

<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.

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Banana

Banana

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Hebe

Hebe

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

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

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Hebe

Hebe

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

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

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

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Garden design

Garden design

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Slug

Slug

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Blackfly

Blackfly

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Palm

Palm

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Cosmos

Cosmos

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

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

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image45

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

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

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

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image25

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

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

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

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>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Deer

Deer

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

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

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Lemon

Lemon

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P1010180-sml.jpg

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Geranium

Geranium

Clematis

Clematis

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Gazania

Gazania

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Slug

Slug

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Palm

Palm

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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

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

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Ants

Ants

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image54

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Lupin

Lupin

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Water Snail

Water Snail

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IMG_1493.jpg

Blossom

Blossom

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Duck

Duck

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Almond

Almond

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

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

Lupin

Lupin

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

<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

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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IMG_6817.jpg

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

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

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

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

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

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

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P1000241

Garden design

Garden design

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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