Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

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Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Laurel

Laurel

Banana

Banana

Gerbera

Gerbera

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Primula

Primula

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

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P1000144

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Blossom

Blossom

Fig

Fig

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

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)

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Mixed border

Mixed border

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Primula

Primula

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Gazania

Gazania

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

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

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

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Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Common newt

Common newt

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

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

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

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

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

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Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Heron

Heron

Petunia

Petunia

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

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

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Slug

Slug

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Azalea

Azalea

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

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

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Primula

Primula

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Slug

Slug

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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<em>Heuchera</em>

Heuchera

Cosmos

Cosmos

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Mushroom

Mushroom

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

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

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

<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'

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

<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.

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

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

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

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

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

<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'

Heuchera

Heuchera

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Flesh fly <em>Sarcophaga nodosa</em>

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Tulip

Tulip

Waterfall

Waterfall

Blossom

Blossom

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Petunia

Petunia

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

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

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

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

<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'

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

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

Fencing

Fencing

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Lemon

Lemon

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

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

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

Waterlily

Waterlily

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Iris

Iris

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Primula

Primula

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Ants

Ants

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Foxtail lily <em>Eremurus stenophyllus</em>

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

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

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

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Azalea

Azalea

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Heron

Heron

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Slugs

Slugs

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Courgette

Courgette

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Gazania

Gazania

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

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

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

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

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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

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

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

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

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

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Iris

Iris

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

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

Squirrel

Squirrel

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

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P1010780.jpg

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

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

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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.

Slug

Slug

P1000146

P1000146

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

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

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

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IMG_9227.jpg

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

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Hebe

Hebe

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Petunia

Petunia

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

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

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

Rose moss

Rose moss

Azalea

Azalea

Dianthus

Dianthus

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

<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>Trametes versicolor</em> (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

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

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

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P1000147

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

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

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

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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

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

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

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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IMG_1070.jpg

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pond

Pond

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

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

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

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

<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).

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

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IMG_9966.jpg

Duck

Duck

Fern

Fern

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pond cover

Pond cover

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

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

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Almond

Almond

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IMG_0289.jpg

<em>Clematis jackmanii</em>

Clematis jackmanii

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

<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)

Petunia

Petunia

<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)

Hebe

Hebe

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Dandelion

Dandelion

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

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

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

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Garden design

Garden design

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

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

Grass snake

Grass snake

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

<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)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Slug

Slug

Banana

Banana

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

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

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

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IMG_9591.jpg

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

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

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

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Duck

Duck

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

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

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

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Tulip

Tulip

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

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

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

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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image45

Buddleja

Buddleja

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

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

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Clematis

Clematis

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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IMG_0030.jpg

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

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

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

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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P1010184-sml.jpg

Cosmos

Cosmos

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

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)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Daisy

Daisy

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Blossom

Blossom

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Slug

Slug

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Daisy

Daisy

Dianthus

Dianthus

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

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)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Lupin

Lupin

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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.

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

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

Hebe

Hebe

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Slug

Slug

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Orchid

Orchid

Gazania

Gazania

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

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

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

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Cacti

Cacti

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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image77

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

Palm

Palm

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

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

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

<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'

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

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IMG_6817.jpg

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Squirrel

Squirrel

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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P1010180-sml.jpg

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

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

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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IMG_1071.jpg

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Primula

Primula

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IMG_1502.jpg

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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.

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)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Blackfly

Blackfly

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

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

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

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

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Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Geranium

Geranium

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

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

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

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Garden roller

Garden roller

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Lupin

Lupin

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IMG_9204.jpg

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

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

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

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Orchid

Orchid

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Tulip

Tulip

Frozen water

Frozen water

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IMG_1079.jpg

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Ladybird

Ladybird

Hebe

Hebe

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Azalea

Azalea

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Petunia

Petunia

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

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Pricking out

Pricking out

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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image15

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Log pile

Log pile

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Frozen water

Frozen water

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Deer

Deer

Primula

Primula

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

<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)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Azalea

Azalea

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

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

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

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>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

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P1010331-sml.jpg

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

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

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

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

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

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

Cosmos

Cosmos

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

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

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

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

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Penstemon

Penstemon

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

<em>Osteospermum</em> 'Summertime Deep Purple' (Cape marigold, Cape daisy, Rain daisy, African daisy)

Osteospermum 'Summertime Deep Purple' (Cape marigold, Cape daisy, Rain daisy, African daisy)

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

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

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

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

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

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P1010885.jpg

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

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

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Hebe

Hebe

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

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

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

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Ants

Ants

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

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

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

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

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab 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.

Black Millet

Black Millet

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

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

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

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

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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

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

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Lupin

Lupin

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Primula

Primula

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

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

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

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P1020299

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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

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

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

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

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Agave

Agave

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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

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

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P1000241

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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

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

Hebe

Hebe

Slug

Slug

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Primula

Primula

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Duck

Duck

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Mushroom

Mushroom

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

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

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

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Azalea

Azalea

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

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

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

Viburnum

Viburnum

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Duck

Duck

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Succulent

Succulent

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

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

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Primula

Primula

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Petunia

Petunia

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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

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

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Palm

Palm

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Grass

Grass

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Primula

Primula

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

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

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

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Waterlily

Waterlily

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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IMG_1492.jpg

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IMG_1515.jpg

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image94

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

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

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

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Primula

Primula

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

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

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IMG_0198.jpg

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Hebe

Hebe

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

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P1000015

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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.

Cabbage

Cabbage

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

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

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Azalea

Azalea

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Petunia

Petunia

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Lemon

Lemon

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

<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)

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

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image69

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Small water feature

Small water feature

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

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

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Common frog

Common frog

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Petunia

Petunia

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Anthurium

Anthurium

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird

Ladybird

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Petunia

Petunia

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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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P1020005.jpg

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Iris

Iris

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Rose hips

Rose hips

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Azalea

Azalea

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Cacti

Cacti

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

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

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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IMG_8968.jpg

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Daisy

Daisy

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

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

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

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

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IMG_1514.jpg

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.

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Primula

Primula

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

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.

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

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

Primula

Primula

Daisy

Daisy

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

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P1010181-sml.jpg

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Magnolia

Magnolia

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

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

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

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IMG_1076.jpg

Container display

Container display

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

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

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

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

Garden design

Garden design

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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IMG_0126.jpg

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Viburnum

Viburnum

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

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

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Buddleja

Buddleja

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Banana

Banana

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

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

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image72

<em>Clematis</em> 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

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IMG_1516.jpg

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

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

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

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Mixed border

Mixed border

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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image11

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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

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

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Water Snail

Water Snail

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

<em>Aster amellus</em>

Aster amellus

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Anthurium

Anthurium

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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.

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

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

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Gazania

Gazania

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

<em>Verbena bonariensis</em>

Verbena bonariensis

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Azalea

Azalea

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Spider

Spider

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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image54

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Palm

Palm

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

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

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

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

<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'

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Primula

Primula

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

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.

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Blackberry

Blackberry

Almond

Almond

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Primula

Primula

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Lemon

Lemon

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Ants

Ants

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Palm

Palm

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lupin

Lupin

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

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)

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>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

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

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

Cherry

Cherry

Mushroom

Mushroom

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

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

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

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

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

Garden design

Garden design

Iris

Iris

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Frozen water

Frozen water

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Primula

Primula

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

<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)

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IMG_0105.jpg

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Primula

Primula

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Daisy

Daisy

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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P1010328-sml.jpg

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Blossom

Blossom

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

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Fencing

Fencing

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

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

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

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

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

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Banana

Banana

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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

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

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Slug

Slug

Azalea

Azalea

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

<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

Hosta

Hosta

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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P1000151

Azalea

Azalea

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

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Lemon

Lemon

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Mushroom

Mushroom

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

<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.

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

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

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Pond cover

Pond cover

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image85

Patio planter

Patio planter

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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IMG_1589.jpg

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

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

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

Ladybird

Ladybird

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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image90

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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IMG_1493.jpg

Hosta

Hosta

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

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

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

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

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

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

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

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

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Magnolia

Magnolia

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Verbena

Verbena

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Petunia

Petunia

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Duck

Duck

Patio planter

Patio planter

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

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

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

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Agave

Agave

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P1020306

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

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

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

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Geranium

Geranium

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Hebe

Hebe

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Garden design

Garden design

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Hebe

Hebe

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

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

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

Garden design

Garden design

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Fern

Fern

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Primula

Primula

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

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P1010784.jpg

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

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

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

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Orchid

Orchid

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Gerbera

Gerbera

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Blossom

Blossom

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

<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)

Grass roof

Grass roof

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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IMG_9171.jpg

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Primula

Primula

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

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

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

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

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image25

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

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image42

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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

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

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

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

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

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

<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)

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

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

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Bonsai

Bonsai

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Praying matis

Praying matis

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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