Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Duck

Duck

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Iris

Iris

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Primula

Primula

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hebe

Hebe

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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

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

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Palm

Palm

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

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

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Orchid

Orchid

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Gazania

Gazania

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Frozen water

Frozen water

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Squirrel

Squirrel

<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)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

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

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

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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

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

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

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

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

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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

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

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Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Lupin

Lupin

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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.

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Cosmos

Cosmos

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

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

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

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

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

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

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Gazania

Gazania

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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>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'

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

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

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

<em>Heuchera</em>

Heuchera

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

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

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

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

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Ladybird

Ladybird

Small water feature

Small water feature

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

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Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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IMG_1076.jpg

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Viburnum

Viburnum

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Primula

Primula

Tulip

Tulip

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Petunia

Petunia

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Tulip

Tulip

<em>Clematis jackmanii</em>

Clematis jackmanii

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Petunia

Petunia

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Lupin

Lupin

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Azalea

Azalea

Anthurium

Anthurium

Rose moss

Rose moss

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

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

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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P1000144

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

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

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

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

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

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

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P1020306

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Waterlily

Waterlily

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Common frog

Common frog

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Hosta

Hosta

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Lemon

Lemon

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Patio planter

Patio planter

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Primula

Primula

Primula

Primula

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Azalea

Azalea

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

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

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Waterfall

Waterfall

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

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

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

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Blackfly

Blackfly

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

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

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

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

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Heron

Heron

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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IMG_0030.jpg

Verbena

Verbena

Pond

Pond

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Petunia

Petunia

Daisy

Daisy

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

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

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

<em>Aster amellus</em>

Aster amellus

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

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

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

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

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Daisy

Daisy

Palm

Palm

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

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

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

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image54

Anthurium

Anthurium

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

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image45

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

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

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

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P1020299

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Hebe

Hebe

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

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.

Azalea

Azalea

Duck

Duck

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Magnolia

Magnolia

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

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

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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

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

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

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

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

Iris

Iris

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Fencing

Fencing

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Lemon

Lemon

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

<em>Clematis</em> 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Lemon

Lemon

Orchid

Orchid

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

<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>Verbena bonariensis</em>

Verbena bonariensis

Mushroom

Mushroom

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Blossom

Blossom

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Slug

Slug

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

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

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Petunia

Petunia

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Duck

Duck

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IMG_1071.jpg

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image69

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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P1000147

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Azalea

Azalea

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Blossom

Blossom

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.

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

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image42

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

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IMG_9591.jpg

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Cacti

Cacti

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Ants

Ants

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

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

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

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

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Grass snake

Grass snake

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

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.

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Primula

Primula

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IMG_9227.jpg

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Lemon

Lemon

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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

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

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

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Buddleja

Buddleja

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ants

Ants

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

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

Hebe

Hebe

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Slug

Slug

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

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

Slug

Slug

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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IMG_8967.jpg

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

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

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Primula

Primula

Black Millet

Black Millet

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Water Snail

Water Snail

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Blackberry

Blackberry

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

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

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image85

<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)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

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

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

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

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

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Gazania

Gazania

Blossom

Blossom

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Grass

Grass

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Primula

Primula

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

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

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Fig

Fig

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Primula

Primula

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

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

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

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

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

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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P1000151

Frozen water

Frozen water

Daisy

Daisy

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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IMG_0198.jpg

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

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

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

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

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

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Primula

Primula

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

<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)

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

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

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

Crocus vernus 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)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

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

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

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Grass roof

Grass roof

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

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

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

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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

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

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Primula

Primula

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

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IMG_0105.jpg

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

<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)

Azalea

Azalea

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Pond cover

Pond cover

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Foxtail lily <em>Eremurus stenophyllus</em>

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Palm

Palm

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Slug

Slug

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Azalea

Azalea

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Spider

Spider

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

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

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

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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P1000241

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Banana

Banana

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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

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

Garden roller

Garden roller

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

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

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

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

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Pricking out

Pricking out

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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P1010780.jpg

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

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P1010885.jpg

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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P1010181-sml.jpg

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Azalea

Azalea

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

<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).

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

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

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Hebe

Hebe

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Lupin

Lupin

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

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Primula

Primula

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

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

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

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

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

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

Banana

Banana

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

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

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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IMG_1502.jpg

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Primula

Primula

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Banana

Banana

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

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

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Garden design

Garden design

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

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IMG_0126.jpg

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

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

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

<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)

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

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

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

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

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Deer

Deer

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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IMG_9204.jpg

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Primula

Primula

Daisy

Daisy

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Pond cover

Pond cover

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Mixed border

Mixed border

Penstemon

Penstemon

Cosmos

Cosmos

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

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P1000146

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

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IMG_9966.jpg

Azalea

Azalea

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Almond

Almond

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Petunia

Petunia

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Container display

Container display

Azalea

Azalea

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

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image72

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

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

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

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Garden design

Garden design

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Almond

Almond

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Heuchera

Heuchera

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

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

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

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Ladybird

Ladybird

Slug

Slug

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Blossom

Blossom

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Gerbera

Gerbera

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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P1020005.jpg

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IMG_1492.jpg

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

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

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)

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Dandelion

Dandelion

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Orchid

Orchid

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

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

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

Waterlily

Waterlily

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

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

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

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

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image77

Cabbage

Cabbage

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

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

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

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

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

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image11

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

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

<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.

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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IMG_1516.jpg

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Mushroom

Mushroom

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

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P1010784.jpg

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

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

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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image90

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

<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)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Log pile

Log pile

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IMG_1514.jpg

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

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

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

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

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

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

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

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Hebe

Hebe

Waterlily

Waterlily

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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IMG_1070.jpg

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

<em>Clematis</em> 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Garden design

Garden design

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

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

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

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image15

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Palm

Palm

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

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

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

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Hebe

Hebe

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

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

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

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

<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)

Petunia

Petunia

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

<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'

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Iris

Iris

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

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

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Primula

Primula

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.

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Hebe

Hebe

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

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

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

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Petunia

Petunia

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Garden design

Garden design

<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)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

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IMG_1589.jpg

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

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

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

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

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

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

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

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)

Petunia

Petunia

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Cherry

Cherry

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Bonsai

Bonsai

Hebe

Hebe

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Slugs

Slugs

Frozen water

Frozen water

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Lupin

Lupin

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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

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

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Duck

Duck

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Banana

Banana

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

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

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

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Daisy

Daisy

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Primula

Primula

Succulent

Succulent

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Clematis

Clematis

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Duck

Duck

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Fencing

Fencing

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

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

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

Agave

Agave

Patio planter

Patio planter

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Dianthus

Dianthus

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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.

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

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IMG_8968.jpg

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image94

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

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

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

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula

Primula

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

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

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

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P1000015

Penstemon

Penstemon

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Geranium

Geranium

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

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

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

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

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

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Heron

Heron

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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

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

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Slug

Slug

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

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)

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)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Gazania

Gazania

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

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

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

Magnolia

Magnolia

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Iris

Iris

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hosta

Hosta

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Common newt

Common newt

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

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

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Fern

Fern

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

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

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Blossom

Blossom

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Cosmos

Cosmos

Ants

Ants

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

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

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

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

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P1010744.jpg

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

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image25

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Flesh fly <em>Sarcophaga nodosa</em>

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Courgette

Courgette

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

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

Geranium

Geranium

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

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IMG_1515.jpg

Slug

Slug

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

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

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

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Primula

Primula

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Slug

Slug

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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IMG_1493.jpg

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

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

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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.

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

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

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

Viburnum

Viburnum

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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IMG_6817.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

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

<em>Clematis</em> 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Hebe

Hebe

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Primula

Primula

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

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

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

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

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

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

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

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

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Praying matis

Praying matis

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P1010331-sml.jpg

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Hebe

Hebe

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Rose hips

Rose hips

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Laurel

Laurel

Agave

Agave

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Primula

Primula

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Mixed border

Mixed border

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Tulip

Tulip

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

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

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

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

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Cacti

Cacti

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

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

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Dianthus

Dianthus

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Azalea

Azalea

Fern

Fern

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Garden design

Garden design

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Gerbera

Gerbera

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

<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

Petunia

Petunia

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

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

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