Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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Mixed border

Mixed border

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lemon

Lemon

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

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

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

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Petunia

Petunia

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Mushroom

Mushroom

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Cabbage

Cabbage

Patio planter

Patio planter

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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

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

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

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

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

<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)

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Cherry

Cherry

Black Millet

Black Millet

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Blossom

Blossom

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Slug

Slug

<em>Clematis</em> 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

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

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

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

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

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

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

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.

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Petunia

Petunia

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

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

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

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

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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

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

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

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

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Daisy

Daisy

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

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

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

<em>Verbena bonariensis</em>

Verbena bonariensis

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Water Snail

Water Snail

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.

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Rose moss

Rose moss

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Laurel

Laurel

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Grass

Grass

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

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

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

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Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

<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)

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Courgette

Courgette

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

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

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Viburnum

Viburnum

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Azalea

Azalea

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

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

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

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

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Lemon

Lemon

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue Eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue Eyed grass)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Gazania

Gazania

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

<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)

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

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)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower)

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower)

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Blossom

Blossom

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Primula

Primula

Iris

Iris

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

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

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

<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)

Waterfall

Waterfall

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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

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

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

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

Penstemon

Penstemon

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Petunia

Petunia

Blossom

Blossom

Mixed border

Mixed border

Pricking out

Pricking out

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

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

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

Garden design

Garden design

Bonsai

Bonsai

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

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)

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

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

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image6

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

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

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

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IMG_1492.jpg

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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.

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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.

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

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

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower)

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Magnolia

Magnolia

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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IMG_9204.jpg

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

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P1010178-sml.jpg

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

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

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Orchid

Orchid

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

<em>Aster amellus</em>

Aster amellus

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IMG_1070.jpg

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

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

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Hebe

Hebe

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Mushroom

Mushroom

Small water feature

Small water feature

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

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

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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

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

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

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

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

Daisy

Daisy

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Slug

Slug

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Palm

Palm

<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

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P1000144

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image54

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

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IMG_1589.jpg

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image15

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Common frog

Common frog

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

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

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

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Primula

Primula

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Slug

Slug

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

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IMG_0126.jpg

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

<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'

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

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

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

Primula

Primula

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

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P1010184-sml.jpg

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

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

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

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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

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

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

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

<em>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'

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Blackberry

Blackberry

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Frozen water

Frozen water

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IMG_1076.jpg

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Hebe

Hebe

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

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P1020299

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

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

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Common newt

Common newt

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

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

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

<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'

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

<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).

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

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

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

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Container display

Container display

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IMG_1516.jpg

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

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

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

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

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

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

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

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

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P1000015

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Heuchera

Heuchera

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

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

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Duck

Duck

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

<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

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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image42

Petunia

Petunia

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Hebe

Hebe

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Deer

Deer

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

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

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Primula

Primula

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

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.

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Anthurium

Anthurium

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

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

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

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

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

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Azalea

Azalea

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Log pile

Log pile

Cacti

Cacti

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Fern

Fern

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Heron

Heron

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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P1010328-sml.jpg

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Almond

Almond

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

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

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

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Praying matis

Praying matis

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IMG_1493.jpg

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hebe

Hebe

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

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

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

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

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

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Garden design

Garden design

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

<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)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

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.

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Rose hips

Rose hips

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

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

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Heron

Heron

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

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

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

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

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

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

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

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

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Slug

Slug

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

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

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Azalea

Azalea

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

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image85

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

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P1010181-sml.jpg

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image45

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Primula

Primula

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Gerbera

Gerbera

Fencing

Fencing

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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

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

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower)

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Lupin

Lupin

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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IMG_1515.jpg

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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IMG_9966.jpg

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

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Hebe

Hebe

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Duck

Duck

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

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

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

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

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

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Gazania

Gazania

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.

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

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

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Tulip

Tulip

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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

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

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

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

Hebe

Hebe

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Fig

Fig

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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IMG_1514.jpg

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Azalea

Azalea

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

<em>Heuchera</em>

Heuchera

Cacti

Cacti

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Hebe

Hebe

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

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

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

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lemon

Lemon

Squirrel

Squirrel

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

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

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)

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

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

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Almond

Almond

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Azalea

Azalea

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Duck

Duck

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Lupin

Lupin

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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image69

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

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IMG_9591.jpg

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

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

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Buddleja

Buddleja

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Flesh fly <em>Sarcophaga nodosa</em>

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Primula

Primula

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

Grass roof

Grass roof

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Banana

Banana

Primula

Primula

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Primula

Primula

Lupin

Lupin

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Dianthus

Dianthus

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

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

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

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Squirrel

Squirrel

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Pond

Pond

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

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

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

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Hebe

Hebe

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

<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

Ladybird

Ladybird

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Small water feature

Small water feature

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Orchid

Orchid

Primula

Primula

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Grass snake

Grass snake

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

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Primula

Primula

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

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

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Lupin

Lupin

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Gerbera

Gerbera

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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P1020306

Fern

Fern

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Primula

Primula

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Petunia

Petunia

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P1010780.jpg

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Primula

Primula

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

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

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

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Blossom

Blossom

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

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

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IMG_6817.jpg

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Blackfly

Blackfly

Frozen water

Frozen water

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image25

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

<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.

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Tulip

Tulip

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Ladybird

Ladybird

Daisy

Daisy

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

<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'

Penstemon

Penstemon

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

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

Banana

Banana

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)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

<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>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Azalea

Azalea

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

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

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

<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)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

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IMG_0198.jpg

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lemon

Lemon

Viburnum

Viburnum

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Cosmos

Cosmos

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Petunia

Petunia

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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P1020005.jpg

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

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

Garden roller

Garden roller

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Duck

Duck

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

<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)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Primula

Primula

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Spider

Spider

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

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image46

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

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

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

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image89

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Gazania

Gazania

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Ladybird

Ladybird

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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)

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IMG_1071.jpg

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Blossom

Blossom

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Petunia

Petunia

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

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

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

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Slug

Slug

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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IMG_1079.jpg

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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

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

Agave

Agave

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

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

Hebe

Hebe

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Slug

Slug

Primula

Primula

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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P1010885.jpg

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Daisy

Daisy

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Petunia

Petunia

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Dandelion

Dandelion

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

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

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

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.

Hosta

Hosta

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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P1010744.jpg

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

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

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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

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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Hosta

Hosta

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Banana

Banana

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

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

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Primula

Primula

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Azalea

Azalea

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Azalea

Azalea

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Mushroom

Mushroom

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Garden design

Garden design

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

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

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Verbena

Verbena

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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

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

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Orchid

Orchid

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IMG_0030.jpg

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Clematis

Clematis

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

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P1000147

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Fencing

Fencing

Ants

Ants

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Frozen water

Frozen water

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

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

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

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

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

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Slugs

Slugs

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

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

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

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

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

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IMG_9227.jpg

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

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P1000151

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Azalea

Azalea

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Duck

Duck

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Iris

Iris

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

<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'

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Petunia

Petunia

Succulent

Succulent

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

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

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Agave

Agave

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Primula

Primula

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

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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P1010331-sml.jpg

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

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image11

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

<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)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Petunia

Petunia

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Slug

Slug

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

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

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Ants

Ants

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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

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

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

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

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Daisy

Daisy

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

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

Pond cover

Pond cover

Cosmos

Cosmos

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

<em>Clematis</em> 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

<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)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

<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)

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Tulip

Tulip

Iris

Iris

Petunia

Petunia

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

P1000146

P1000146

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

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

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

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

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

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

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.

Iris

Iris

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

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

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Banana

Banana

<em>Clematis jackmanii</em>

Clematis jackmanii

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Anthurium

Anthurium

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

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image94

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Primula

Primula

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Palm

Palm

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

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

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Hebe

Hebe

Gazania

Gazania

<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.

Garden design

Garden design

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

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

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

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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image77

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Geranium

Geranium

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

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

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Ants

Ants

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Azalea

Azalea

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Palm

Palm

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Geranium

Geranium

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Slug

Slug

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IMG_8967.jpg

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Foxtail lily <em>Eremurus stenophyllus</em>

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

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

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

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Palm

Palm

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

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P1000241

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Garden design

Garden design

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

<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)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

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