Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

Below you'll find a complete list of all the plants in the UKGardening database. Clicking one of the images will show a larger version.

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Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

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

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

Blossom

Blossom

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

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

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

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

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

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

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

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

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

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

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P1010780.jpg

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

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Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

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

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

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IMG_9227.jpg

Blossom

Blossom

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Primula

Primula

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

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

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

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Almond

Almond

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Garden design

Garden design

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Frozen water

Frozen water

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IMG_1589.jpg

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Geranium

Geranium

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

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

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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

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

Frozen water

Frozen water

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Spider

Spider

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Gerbera

Gerbera

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IMG_9171.jpg

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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P1000241

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Agave

Agave

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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IMG_0289.jpg

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Laurel

Laurel

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Frozen water

Frozen water

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

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

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

<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.

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

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

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

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

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

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

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

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Rose moss

Rose moss

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

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Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

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

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Fern

Fern

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

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

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

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

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

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.

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

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

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

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

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

Banana

Banana

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

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

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Hebe

Hebe

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Grass snake

Grass snake

Palm

Palm

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Gazania

Gazania

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Azalea

Azalea

Blossom

Blossom

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Log pile

Log pile

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Gazania

Gazania

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Duck

Duck

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Primula

Primula

Petunia

Petunia

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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P1010885.jpg

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Blossom

Blossom

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Verbena

Verbena

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

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

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

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Slug

Slug

Primula

Primula

Azalea

Azalea

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

<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.

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Almond

Almond

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

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

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

<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

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

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

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Primula

Primula

Fern

Fern

Anthurium

Anthurium

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

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

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Primula

Primula

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

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

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

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P1000151

Cosmos

Cosmos

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Petunia

Petunia

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

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image15

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

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

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

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

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IMG_6817.jpg

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

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

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Garden design

Garden design

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

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

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

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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IMG_0126.jpg

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

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

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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IMG_8967.jpg

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Duck

Duck

Common frog

Common frog

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Daisy

Daisy

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Praying matis

Praying matis

Blackfly

Blackfly

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Azalea

Azalea

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

<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).

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

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

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Common newt

Common newt

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

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IMG_0030.jpg

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

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

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

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

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

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Daisy

Daisy

<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)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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IMG_9204.jpg

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Primula

Primula

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Primula

Primula

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

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

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

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Lupin

Lupin

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

<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)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

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

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

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image46

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Primula

Primula

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

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.

Daisy

Daisy

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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image45

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Petunia

Petunia

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Slug

Slug

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Daisy

Daisy

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

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

<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'

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

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P1010331-sml.jpg

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Primula

Primula

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Mushroom

Mushroom

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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IMG_1515.jpg

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Hebe

Hebe

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Palm

Palm

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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P1000147

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Azalea

Azalea

<em>Clematis jackmanii</em>

Clematis jackmanii

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

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

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

Tulip

Tulip

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

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

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Pricking out

Pricking out

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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)

Small water feature

Small water feature

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

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

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Pond cover

Pond cover

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Buddleja

Buddleja

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Primula

Primula

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

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

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

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image85

Patio planter

Patio planter

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

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

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

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

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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IMG_9966.jpg

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Garden design

Garden design

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

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

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IMG_1516.jpg

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Fencing

Fencing

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Cabbage

Cabbage

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

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

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

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

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IMG_1070.jpg

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

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

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

Primula

Primula

Slug

Slug

Tulip

Tulip

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Dandelion

Dandelion

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

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

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

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

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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image94

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

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

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Fig

Fig

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Primula

Primula

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Fencing

Fencing

Clematis

Clematis

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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image54

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Small water feature

Small water feature

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

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Primula

Primula

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Container display

Container display

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Primula

Primula

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

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

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

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

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

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

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

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IMG_0105.jpg

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

<em>Verbena bonariensis</em>

Verbena bonariensis

<em>Aster amellus</em>

Aster amellus

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

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

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

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

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

<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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Cherry

Cherry

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Palm

Palm

Waterlily

Waterlily

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Primula

Primula

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

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

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

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

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

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

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

<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)

Blackberry

Blackberry

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

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

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

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

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Azalea

Azalea

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

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

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

Mushroom

Mushroom

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

<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)

Viburnum

Viburnum

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

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

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

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

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Azalea

Azalea

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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image77

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

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

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

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

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

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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image6

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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IMG_1493.jpg

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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image72

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Tulip

Tulip

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Gazania

Gazania

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

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.

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

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

Magnolia

Magnolia

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Mixed border

Mixed border

Mixed border

Mixed border

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image42

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

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

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Bonsai

Bonsai

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

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

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.

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Black Millet

Black Millet

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

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

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

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

<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)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Agave

Agave

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Primula

Primula

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

<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)

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

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

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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P1010181-sml.jpg

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Petunia

Petunia

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Cosmos

Cosmos

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Lemon

Lemon

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Hebe

Hebe

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

<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'

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Azalea

Azalea

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Hosta

Hosta

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Waterlily

Waterlily

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

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

Squirrel

Squirrel

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Banana

Banana

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Gerbera

Gerbera

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Penstemon

Penstemon

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

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

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Hebe

Hebe

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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

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

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Geranium

Geranium

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P1000146

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

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

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

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Iris

Iris

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Slugs

Slugs

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

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P1020299

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Azalea

Azalea

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Petunia

Petunia

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lemon

Lemon

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Slug

Slug

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

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

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Heron

Heron

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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P1010178-sml.jpg

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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P1000144

Rose hips

Rose hips

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Hebe

Hebe

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Magnolia

Magnolia

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

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

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Primula

Primula

Duck

Duck

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

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

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

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

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Lupin

Lupin

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Blossom

Blossom

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

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P1010744.jpg

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Slug

Slug

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Garden roller

Garden roller

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

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

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

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

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

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

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

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

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)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

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

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

<em>Clematis</em> 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

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Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Lupin

Lupin

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Orchid

Orchid

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Orchid

Orchid

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Slug

Slug

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

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

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

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Succulent

Succulent

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Petunia

Petunia

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

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

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

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Banana

Banana

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Gazania

Gazania

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Grass

Grass

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

<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'

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

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Magnolia

Magnolia

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

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

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Heron

Heron

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Banana

Banana

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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.

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

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

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

Daisy

Daisy

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

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

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

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Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Water Snail

Water Snail

Petunia

Petunia

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Ladybird

Ladybird

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Iris

Iris

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Orchid

Orchid

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

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Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Lemon

Lemon

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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

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

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

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Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Grass roof

Grass roof

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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

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

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Lemon

Lemon

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Iris

Iris

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

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

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

<em>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'

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

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)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

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

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Palm

Palm

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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.

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

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

Ants

Ants

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

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

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

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

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Garden design

Garden design

Slug

Slug

Lupin

Lupin

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Petunia

Petunia

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

<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'

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Waterfall

Waterfall

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

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

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

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Azalea

Azalea

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Deer

Deer

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ants

Ants

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Slug

Slug

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

<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)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

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

Hebe

Hebe

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Ants

Ants

Azalea

Azalea

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

<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)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

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

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

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Iris

Iris

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Duck

Duck

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

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.

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Foxtail lily <em>Eremurus stenophyllus</em>

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

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

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

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Duck

Duck

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Hosta

Hosta

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

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

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

<em>Heuchera</em>

Heuchera

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.

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

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

Garden design

Garden design

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Waterlily

Waterlily

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Courgette

Courgette

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

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P1020306

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

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IMG_1071.jpg

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

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

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

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IMG_9591.jpg

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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P1000015

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IMG_1492.jpg

Cacti

Cacti

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Petunia

Petunia

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

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image11

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Primula

Primula

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Pond

Pond

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Petunia

Petunia

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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

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

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Flesh fly <em>Sarcophaga nodosa</em>

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Cacti

Cacti

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

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

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

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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