Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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Azalea

Azalea

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Petunia

Petunia

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Flesh fly <em>Sarcophaga nodosa</em>

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

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Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Primula

Primula

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Azalea

Azalea

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

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P1000144

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

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P1000146

Almond

Almond

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Gazania

Gazania

Primula

Primula

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image77

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

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

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

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.

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Primula

Primula

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Azalea

Azalea

Orchid

Orchid

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

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Mushroom

Mushroom

<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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P1000147

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Palm

Palm

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Slugs

Slugs

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

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P1000151

Slug

Slug

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Patio planter

Patio planter

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

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

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Duck

Duck

Petunia

Petunia

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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IMG_9227.jpg

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Daisy

Daisy

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Laurel

Laurel

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Palm

Palm

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

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IMG_1493.jpg

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Garden roller

Garden roller

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Petunia

Petunia

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Gazania

Gazania

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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

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

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

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>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

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<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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Gazania

Gazania

Tulip

Tulip

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Primula

Primula

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

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

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

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Iris

Iris

Mushroom

Mushroom

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Duck

Duck

Banana

Banana

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Blossom

Blossom

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image11

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Primula

Primula

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

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Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

<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)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

Iris

Iris

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

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

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

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Frozen water

Frozen water

Slug

Slug

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

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Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

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

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

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Ants

Ants

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

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)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Petunia

Petunia

Log pile

Log pile

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IMG_0198.jpg

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Slug

Slug

Fern

Fern

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

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

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

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Daisy

Daisy

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

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

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Pricking out

Pricking out

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Tulip

Tulip

Primula

Primula

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

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

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>Verbena bonariensis</em>

Verbena bonariensis

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Almond

Almond

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

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

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

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Hebe

Hebe

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Duck

Duck

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

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

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

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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IMG_1516.jpg

Gerbera

Gerbera

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Iris

Iris

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

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

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Magnolia

Magnolia

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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

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

Daisy

Daisy

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

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

Penstemon

Penstemon

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

Hebe

Hebe

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower)

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

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

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

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

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

<em>Clematis</em> 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

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)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Azalea

Azalea

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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image90

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

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

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Penstemon

Penstemon

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Primula

Primula

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

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Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Primula

Primula

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Petunia

Petunia

Small water feature

Small water feature

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Ants

Ants

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

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

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

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

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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

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

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Petunia

Petunia

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

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Slug

Slug

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Blossom

Blossom

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

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IMG_1070.jpg

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Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Slug

Slug

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Mushroom

Mushroom

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image25

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Azalea

Azalea

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

<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'

Petunia

Petunia

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hebe

Hebe

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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.

Petunia

Petunia

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

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image45

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

<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'

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

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

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Blossom

Blossom

Bonsai

Bonsai

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image54

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Slug

Slug

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Slug

Slug

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Agave

Agave

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

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

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Small water feature

Small water feature

Azalea

Azalea

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

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

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Iris

Iris

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Common frog

Common frog

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

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

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Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Heron

Heron

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Frozen water

Frozen water

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

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Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Waterfall

Waterfall

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Heuchera

Heuchera

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

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

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Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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image42

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Buddleja

Buddleja

Courgette

Courgette

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Heron

Heron

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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Gazania

Gazania

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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

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

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Azalea

Azalea

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Succulent

Succulent

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Primula

Primula

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

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

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

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IMG_1502.jpg

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

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

Lupin

Lupin

Cosmos

Cosmos

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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IMG_6817.jpg

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

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

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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.

Hebe

Hebe

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Foxtail lily <em>Eremurus stenophyllus</em>

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

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

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Lupin

Lupin

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Patio planter

Patio planter

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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image69

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Slug

Slug

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

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

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

<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)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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

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

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Blossom

Blossom

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Fencing

Fencing

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

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

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Anthurium

Anthurium

Container display

Container display

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

<em>Aster amellus</em>

Aster amellus

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Magnolia

Magnolia

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image89

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

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P1000015

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Pond

Pond

Lemon

Lemon

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Deer

Deer

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Banana

Banana

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Clematis

Clematis

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Hebe

Hebe

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

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

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

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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

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

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Hosta

Hosta

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Banana

Banana

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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

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

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Cherry

Cherry

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Palm

Palm

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

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P1010331-sml.jpg

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

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

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

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

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

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

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Waterlily

Waterlily

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

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

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

<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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

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

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

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

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

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

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

Geranium

Geranium

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

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

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

Hebe

Hebe

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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

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

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

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Azalea

Azalea

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

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

Fern

Fern

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

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

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

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Dandelion

Dandelion

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

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

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

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

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IMG_1515.jpg

<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)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

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image15

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

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>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)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

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

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hebe

Hebe

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

<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)

Garden design

Garden design

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

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

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

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Primula

Primula

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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IMG_8967.jpg

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Palm

Palm

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Duck

Duck

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

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

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Magnolia

Magnolia

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

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

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

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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

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

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

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

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

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower)

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Primula

Primula

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Garden design

Garden design

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Banana

Banana

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula

Primula

<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'

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

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

Spider

Spider

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

<em>Clematis jackmanii</em>

Clematis jackmanii

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Daisy

Daisy

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Hebe

Hebe

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)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

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

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

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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

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

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

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IMG_9171.jpg

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Rose hips

Rose hips

Grass roof

Grass roof

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Duck

Duck

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower)

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower)

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

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

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

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

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

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

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

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Garden design

Garden design

Rose moss

Rose moss

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

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IMG_8968.jpg

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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

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

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

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

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

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

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

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

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

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Primula

Primula

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Cacti

Cacti

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

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

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

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Common newt

Common newt

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Anthurium

Anthurium

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Mixed border

Mixed border

<em>Heuchera</em>

Heuchera

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Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Azalea

Azalea

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Hebe

Hebe

Blackfly

Blackfly

Primula

Primula

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Primula

Primula

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Fig

Fig

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Lemon

Lemon

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

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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Squirrel

Squirrel

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

<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)

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.

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Primula

Primula

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

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.

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Pond cover

Pond cover

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Orchid

Orchid

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Hosta

Hosta

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Azalea

Azalea

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Petunia

Petunia

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

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

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

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

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

<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'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Tulip

Tulip

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Primula

Primula

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

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

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

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

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Fencing

Fencing

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Cabbage

Cabbage

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Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

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

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

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

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

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Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Geranium

Geranium

Lemon

Lemon

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Dianthus

Dianthus

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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

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

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

<em>Clematis</em> 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

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

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

Grass

Grass

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

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Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

<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)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue Eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue Eyed grass)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

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

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

Blossom

Blossom

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Orchid

Orchid

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

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Primula

Primula

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Lemon

Lemon

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

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

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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.

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Garden design

Garden design

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

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Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Lupin

Lupin

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Mushroom

Mushroom

Mixed border

Mixed border

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Grass snake

Grass snake

Buddleja

Buddleja

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Water Snail

Water Snail

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

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

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

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

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

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

<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

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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

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

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

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

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Blackberry

Blackberry

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Pond cover

Pond cover

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Garden design

Garden design

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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

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

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

<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.

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

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

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

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

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

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

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IMG_0105.jpg

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IMG_0289.jpg

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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P1010744.jpg

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Agave

Agave

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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P1020306

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

<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)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Daisy

Daisy

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

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P1020299

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

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

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Verbena

Verbena

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

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Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

<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'

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

<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

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Lupin

Lupin

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

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

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

Ants

Ants

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.

Cacti

Cacti

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

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Primula

Primula

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P1000241

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

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

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

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Praying matis

Praying matis

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

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

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

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

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

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Petunia

Petunia

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Black Millet

Black Millet

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