Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Primula

Primula

Spider

Spider

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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

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

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Primula

Primula

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Gerbera

Gerbera

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Fern

Fern

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

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

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

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Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Ants

Ants

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Primula

Primula

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

<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

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

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IMG_9227.jpg

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

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P1000151

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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

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

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Garden design

Garden design

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

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

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)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

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

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

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.

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Clematis

Clematis

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Foxtail lily <em>Eremurus stenophyllus</em>

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

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

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Primula

Primula

<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)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

<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).

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

<em>Verbena bonariensis</em>

Verbena bonariensis

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Praying matis

Praying matis

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

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

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Lemon

Lemon

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

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

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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IMG_1079.jpg

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Magnolia

Magnolia

Orchid

Orchid

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

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

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

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

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

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

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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>Geometra papilionaria</em> Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Agave

Agave

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Agave

Agave

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

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

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Gazania

Gazania

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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P1010328-sml.jpg

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

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

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

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Azalea

Azalea

Tulip

Tulip

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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IMG_1493.jpg

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

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

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Petunia

Petunia

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Pond

Pond

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

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

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Mixed border

Mixed border

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

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

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Duck

Duck

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

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

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

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

<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

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Slug

Slug

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Azalea

Azalea

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

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

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

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

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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

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

<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'

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

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Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Primula

Primula

Hebe

Hebe

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

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

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

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

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Azalea

Azalea

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

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)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Azalea

Azalea

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

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

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

Almond

Almond

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.

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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

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

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

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image94

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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image89

<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)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

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

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

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Garden design

Garden design

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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image45

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Lemon

Lemon

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Banana

Banana

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Palm

Palm

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

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IMG_0198.jpg

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Blackfly

Blackfly

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

<em>Heuchera</em>

Heuchera

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Gazania

Gazania

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Banana

Banana

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

<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)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Slugs

Slugs

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

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

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

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

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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IMG_0126.jpg

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Common frog

Common frog

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

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IMG_9171.jpg

Duck

Duck

Daisy

Daisy

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

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

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Palm

Palm

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

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

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

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IMG_6817.jpg

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower)

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower)

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image90

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

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

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

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Dianthus

Dianthus

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

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

Daisy

Daisy

Flesh fly <em>Sarcophaga nodosa</em>

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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image85

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

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

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Geranium

Geranium

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.

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image6

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

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

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Petunia

Petunia

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Geranium

Geranium

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Slug

Slug

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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P1010885.jpg

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

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

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

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

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Primula

Primula

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

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

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

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

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

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

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)

Lupin

Lupin

Primula

Primula

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Heron

Heron

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Anthurium

Anthurium

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

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P1000015

Primula

Primula

Garden design

Garden design

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IMG_8967.jpg

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Blackberry

Blackberry

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

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

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

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Tulip

Tulip

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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P1010784.jpg

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Slug

Slug

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

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

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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.

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Duck

Duck

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Slug

Slug

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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IMG_1071.jpg

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

<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.

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Heron

Heron

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

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

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

<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'

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

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

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P1010184-sml.jpg

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Deer

Deer

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IMG_1516.jpg

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Rose hips

Rose hips

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

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

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

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

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

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Slug

Slug

Waterlily

Waterlily

Iris

Iris

Primula

Primula

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Hebe

Hebe

Banana

Banana

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Succulent

Succulent

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

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

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

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

<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'

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Azalea

Azalea

Tulip

Tulip

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

<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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P1010181-sml.jpg

Bonsai

Bonsai

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

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

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

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IMG_8968.jpg

Patio planter

Patio planter

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

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

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

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

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

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

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

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

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

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

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

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

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

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)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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

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

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Penstemon

Penstemon

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

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

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

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image77

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Petunia

Petunia

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

<em>Clematis</em> 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

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

<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)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Lupin

Lupin

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

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P1010178-sml.jpg

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

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

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

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

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

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

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Daisy

Daisy

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Lemon

Lemon

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

Iris

Iris

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

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)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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IMG_1076.jpg

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Laurel

Laurel

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Grass snake

Grass snake

Cacti

Cacti

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Azalea

Azalea

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

<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>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

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

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

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Gazania

Gazania

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

<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)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Black Millet

Black Millet

Slug

Slug

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

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Lemon

Lemon

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

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P1000144

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

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

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

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

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

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Petunia

Petunia

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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

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

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

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

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Orchid

Orchid

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Primula

Primula

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

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

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

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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P1010744.jpg

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Azalea

Azalea

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

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

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Hebe

Hebe

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

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

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

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Banana

Banana

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Fencing

Fencing

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Azalea

Azalea

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

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

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

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P1010180-sml.jpg

Palm

Palm

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

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

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

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P1010331-sml.jpg

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

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

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Hebe

Hebe

Petunia

Petunia

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

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

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

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Duck

Duck

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

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

P1000241

P1000241

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Frozen water

Frozen water

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Grass

Grass

Dianthus

Dianthus

<em>Aster amellus</em>

Aster amellus

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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IMG_1502.jpg

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

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

Mixed border

Mixed border

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Garden design

Garden design

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

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

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

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Primula

Primula

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

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

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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.

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

Palm

Palm

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Water Snail

Water Snail

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Blossom

Blossom

Mushroom

Mushroom

Magnolia

Magnolia

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

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

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

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

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

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

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

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

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

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

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IMG_1515.jpg

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Anthurium

Anthurium

<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)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

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

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

Frozen water

Frozen water

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P1010780.jpg

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Camellia japonica with frost damage

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Viburnum

Viburnum

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ladybird

Ladybird

Petunia

Petunia

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

IMG_0030.jpg

IMG_0030.jpg

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Garden roller

Garden roller

<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'

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

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

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Daisy

Daisy

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

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P1020005.jpg

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

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.

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

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Hosta

Hosta

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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IMG_0105.jpg

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

P1020306

P1020306

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Hebe

Hebe

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

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image46

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Waterlily

Waterlily

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

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

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Hebe

Hebe

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Dandelion

Dandelion

Cosmos

Cosmos

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Hebe

Hebe

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

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IMG_1589.jpg

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

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

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>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Primula

Primula

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IMG_1070.jpg

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.

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Waterlily

Waterlily

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

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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image25

Ants

Ants

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.

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Primula

Primula

Fig

Fig

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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

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

Lupin

Lupin

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Cherry

Cherry

Mushroom

Mushroom

Cosmos

Cosmos

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Petunia

Petunia

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Fencing

Fencing

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower)

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower)

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

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image54

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

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IMG_9204.jpg

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Blossom

Blossom

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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.

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

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

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Magnolia

Magnolia

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

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

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Almond

Almond

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

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

Ladybird

Ladybird

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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IMG_9591.jpg

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

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

Slug

Slug

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue Eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue Eyed grass)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Iris

Iris

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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image69

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Pricking out

Pricking out

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Log pile

Log pile

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Petunia

Petunia

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Garden design

Garden design

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Orchid

Orchid

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Hosta

Hosta

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Frozen water

Frozen water

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hebe

Hebe

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Cacti

Cacti

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower)

Sisyrinchium striatum (Satin flower)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Ladybird

Ladybird

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Hebe

Hebe

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

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IMG_1492.jpg

Pond cover

Pond cover

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hebe

Hebe

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Common newt

Common newt

<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)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Petunia

Petunia

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Grass roof

Grass roof

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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P1000147

Duck

Duck

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

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

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

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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

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

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

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

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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P1020299

Small water feature

Small water feature

<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.

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Primula

Primula

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Daisy

Daisy

Primula

Primula

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

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

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

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

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

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

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image11

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Fern

Fern

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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

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

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Verbena

Verbena

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

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

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Iris

Iris

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Squirrel

Squirrel

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

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

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

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

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P1000146

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Container display

Container display

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Gazania

Gazania

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Blossom

Blossom

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Gerbera

Gerbera

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

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

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Primula

Primula

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

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

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

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Courgette

Courgette

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Ants

Ants

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

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

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

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

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

Mushroom

Mushroom

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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

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

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Slug

Slug

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Cabbage

Cabbage

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

<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

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Azalea

Azalea

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Digitalis purpurea f. alba, syn. D.p. 'Alba', D.p. var. albiflora (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea f. alba, syn. D.p. 'Alba', D.p. var. albiflora (Foxglove)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

<em>Clematis jackmanii</em>

Clematis jackmanii

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

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

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

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Petunia

Petunia

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Blossom

Blossom

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Waterfall

Waterfall

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

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.

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Lupin

Lupin

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<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Rose moss

Rose moss

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