Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Blossom

Blossom

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Bonsai

Bonsai

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

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

Almond

Almond

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 (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Magnolia

Magnolia

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Garden roller

Garden roller

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

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

Anthurium

Anthurium

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Primula

Primula

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

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

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

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Slug

Slug

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Heron

Heron

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

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

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Banana

Banana

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Courgette

Courgette

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Daisy

Daisy

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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IMG_9171.jpg

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Grass roof

Grass roof

Grass

Grass

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

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 (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

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

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

Cherry

Cherry

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

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

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

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

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image54

Ants

Ants

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

<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> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Primula

Primula

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Hebe

Hebe

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

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

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

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Petunia

Petunia

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Ladybird

Ladybird

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Hebe

Hebe

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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image6

Geranium

Geranium

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

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

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Garden design

Garden design

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

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

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

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IMG_1079.jpg

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Hebe

Hebe

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Fencing

Fencing

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

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

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IMG_0105.jpg

Hebe

Hebe

Mushroom

Mushroom

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IMG_1515.jpg

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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

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

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Tulip

Tulip

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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IMG_9591.jpg

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Penstemon

Penstemon

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Petunia

Petunia

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

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Iris

Iris

Palm

Palm

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

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image72

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Hebe

Hebe

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Duck

Duck

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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

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

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

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

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

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Deer

Deer

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

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

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

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

Container display

Container display

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

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

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Viburnum

Viburnum

<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)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

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

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum

Viburnum

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Primula

Primula

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Azalea

Azalea

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

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

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Dandelion

Dandelion

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

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Blossom

Blossom

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Primula

Primula

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

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

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

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Waterlily

Waterlily

Cabbage

Cabbage

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

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

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

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

<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.

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

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

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

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Palm

Palm

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

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

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

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P1010184-sml.jpg

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Fern

Fern

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Gazania

Gazania

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IMG_9227.jpg

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

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image46

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Garden design

Garden design

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

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

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Duck

Duck

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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IMG_1502.jpg

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Blackfly

Blackfly

Primula

Primula

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Orchid

Orchid

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fencing

Fencing

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

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

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

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

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P1020299

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Primula

Primula

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

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

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Duck

Duck

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

<em>Clematis jackmanii</em>

Clematis jackmanii

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

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image11

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

<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'

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

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

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Common frog

Common frog

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

<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'

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

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

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

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

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

Primula

Primula

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P1000147

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Laurel

Laurel

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Mixed border

Mixed border

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

<em>Clematis</em> 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Grass snake

Grass snake

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Garden design

Garden design

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Iris

Iris

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

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

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Lemon

Lemon

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

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

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

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

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

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

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

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Blossom

Blossom

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Common newt

Common newt

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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P1010181-sml.jpg

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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P1000151

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rose moss

Rose moss

<em>Crocus vernus</em> Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus (purple flower on the left) and <em>Crocus chrysanthus</em> snow crocus, golden crocus (yellow flower on the right).

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus (purple flower on the left) and Crocus chrysanthus snow crocus, golden crocus (yellow flower on the right).

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P1010885.jpg

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Agave

Agave

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

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

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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image15

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Palm

Palm

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Hebe

Hebe

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

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

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

Cosmos

Cosmos

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

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

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

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

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

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Succulent

Succulent

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Azalea

Azalea

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Banana

Banana

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Garden design

Garden design

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Ants

Ants

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

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P1020005.jpg

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

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

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Rose hips

Rose hips

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

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

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

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

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

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

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image45

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Azalea

Azalea

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P1000015

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Tulip

Tulip

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Daisy

Daisy

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

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

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

Mixed border

Mixed border

<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)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

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

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

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

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Hosta

Hosta

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

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

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

<em>Heuchera</em>

Heuchera

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

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)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

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IMG_9966.jpg

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

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

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

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IMG_8967.jpg

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Duck

Duck

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Iris

Iris

Lemon

Lemon

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Blackberry

Blackberry

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

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IMG_9204.jpg

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P1010331-sml.jpg

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

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

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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P1010780.jpg

Primula

Primula

Blossom

Blossom

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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P1010744.jpg

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Frozen water

Frozen water

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image85

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Flesh fly <em>Sarcophaga nodosa</em>

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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

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

Black Millet

Black Millet

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

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

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

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Daisy

Daisy

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

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image77

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P1010328-sml.jpg

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

<em>Clematis</em> 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

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

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

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Gerbera

Gerbera

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Lupin

Lupin

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

<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)

Slug

Slug

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Mushroom

Mushroom

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Petunia

Petunia

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Pricking out

Pricking out

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Hebe

Hebe

Fig

Fig

Slug

Slug

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

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

Lupin

Lupin

Primula

Primula

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

<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)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Slug

Slug

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

<em>Aster amellus</em>

Aster amellus

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

<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'

Ladybird

Ladybird

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

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

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

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

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

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P1020306

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

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

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

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Foxtail lily <em>Eremurus stenophyllus</em>

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Cosmos

Cosmos

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Water Snail

Water Snail

Palm

Palm

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P1000144

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IMG_1070.jpg

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

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

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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

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

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

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Bumble bee

Bumble bee

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image94

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)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Banana

Banana

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

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

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

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Pond

Pond

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Azalea

Azalea

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Slug

Slug

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

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IMG_0198.jpg

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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IMG_6817.jpg

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

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IMG_0289.jpg

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Petunia

Petunia

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Petunia

Petunia

Azalea

Azalea

Slug

Slug

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

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 (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

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

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

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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.

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Garden design

Garden design

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Cacti

Cacti

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Banana

Banana

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

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

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Primula

Primula

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

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

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

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Petunia

Petunia

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

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

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image69

Slugs

Slugs

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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IMG_0030.jpg

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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

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

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

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IMG_1516.jpg

Gazania

Gazania

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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P1000241

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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)

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Buddleja

Buddleja

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Almond

Almond

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

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

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

Magnolia

Magnolia

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Heron

Heron

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hebe

Hebe

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

<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)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

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

Lemon

Lemon

Primula

Primula

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

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

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

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

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.

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

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

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

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Azalea

Azalea

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

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

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IMG_1493.jpg

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

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

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

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Frozen water

Frozen water

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Slug

Slug

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

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

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Hebe

Hebe

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

<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'

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

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.

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

Patio planter

Patio planter

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Duck

Duck

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Spider

Spider

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Gazania

Gazania

Primula

Primula

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird

Ladybird

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

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Waterfall

Waterfall

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Hebe

Hebe

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Verbena

Verbena

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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.

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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.

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Blossom

Blossom

Clematis

Clematis

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

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

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Azalea

Azalea

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

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

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

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

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

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

Iris

Iris

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

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

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

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

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

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

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

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

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

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

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

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

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

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

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

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Primula

Primula

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

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

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

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image89

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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

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

<em>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

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Gazania

Gazania

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Cacti

Cacti

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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P1000146

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Slug

Slug

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

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

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

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P1010180-sml.jpg

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Log pile

Log pile

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

<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

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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P1010784.jpg

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

<em>Verbena bonariensis</em>

Verbena bonariensis

Praying matis

Praying matis

Primula

Primula

Petunia

Petunia

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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IMG_1492.jpg

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Primula

Primula

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lupin

Lupin

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

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Tulip

Tulip

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

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IMG_1071.jpg

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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> 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Patio planter

Patio planter

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Primula

Primula

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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

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

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

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IMG_0126.jpg

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Orchid

Orchid

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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IMG_1589.jpg

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Daisy

Daisy

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

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.

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Daisy

Daisy

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Orchid

Orchid

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Geranium

Geranium

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

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

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Petunia

Petunia

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

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.

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Primula

Primula

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

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

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

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

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

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

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

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Agave

Agave

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Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Waterlily

Waterlily

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Petunia

Petunia

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

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

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

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.

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

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

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Dianthus

Dianthus

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Fern

Fern

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

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

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Primula

Primula

Petunia

Petunia

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

<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'

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Lupin

Lupin

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

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

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Azalea

Azalea

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

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Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

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

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Ants

Ants

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Primula

Primula

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Hosta

Hosta

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Dianthus

Dianthus

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Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Lemon

Lemon

Cosmos

Cosmos

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

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

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

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

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

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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