Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Agave

Agave

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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

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

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Primula

Primula

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

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

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

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

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Primula

Primula

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

<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)

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)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

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

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

Mushroom

Mushroom

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Petunia

Petunia

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Variegated standard holly, part of the Anne of Cleves garden, designed by Fiona Bailey which was awarded a Bronze. It was part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Variegated standard holly, part of the Anne of Cleves garden, designed by Fiona Bailey which was awarded a Bronze. It was part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

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

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

Duck

Duck

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

<em>Clematis jackmanii</em>

Clematis jackmanii

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Almond

Almond

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

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

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

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

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Tulip

Tulip

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Petunia

Petunia

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

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

Primula

Primula

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

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

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.

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Gazania

Gazania

Blackberry

Blackberry

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

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IMG_1071.jpg

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

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

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Cacti

Cacti

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

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

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

Agave

Agave

Laurel

Laurel

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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.

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Hosta

Hosta

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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

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

Blossom

Blossom

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Banana

Banana

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Log pile

Log pile

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

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P1020306

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

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

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

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

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

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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

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

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

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

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

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

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

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

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

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

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

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

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

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

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IMG_0126.jpg

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

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

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

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

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IMG_8968.jpg

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Primula

Primula

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Slug

Slug

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

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

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Ants

Ants

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Frozen water

Frozen water

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Fig

Fig

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

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

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

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Small water feature

Small water feature

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

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

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Hebe

Hebe

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on 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)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

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

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

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

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Water Snail

Water Snail

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Azalea

Azalea

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Dianthus

Dianthus

P1000146

P1000146

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Iris

Iris

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Lemon

Lemon

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Azalea

Azalea

Brugmansia aurea (Angel's trumpet, trumpet flower, horn of plenty, Golden Angel's Trumpet)

Brugmansia aurea (Angel's trumpet, trumpet flower, horn of plenty, Golden Angel's Trumpet)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

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

Grass

Grass

Cosmos

Cosmos

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

<em>Aster amellus</em>

Aster amellus

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Orchid

Orchid

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Primula

Primula

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Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Frozen water

Frozen water

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

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

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

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

<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)

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

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

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Iris

Iris

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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

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

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Garden design

Garden design

<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)

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

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Azalea

Azalea

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

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

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

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

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IMG_9171.jpg

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

<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)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Primula

Primula

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Azalea

Azalea

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Dianthus

Dianthus

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P1000151

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

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

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lupin

Lupin

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Lupin

Lupin

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Primula

Primula

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

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

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

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

Slug

Slug

Cacti

Cacti

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Azalea

Azalea

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Buddleja

Buddleja

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

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

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

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

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Mixed border

Mixed border

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

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

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

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IMG_9966.jpg

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Deer

Deer

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Tulip

Tulip

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

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

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Gazania

Gazania

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Patio planter

Patio planter

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hebe

Hebe

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

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.

Cherry

Cherry

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Cabbage

Cabbage

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Slug

Slug

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

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P1010178-sml.jpg

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

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IMG_1516.jpg

Common frog

Common frog

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

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

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P1000015

Lemon

Lemon

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree 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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

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

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

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IMG_1493.jpg

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Hebe

Hebe

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Garden design

Garden design

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Geranium

Geranium

Lemon

Lemon

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Squirrel

Squirrel

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

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IMG_1492.jpg

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

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

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

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cosmos

Cosmos

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

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

Primula

Primula

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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IMG_9227.jpg

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

<em>Heuchera</em>

Heuchera

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

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

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

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Banana

Banana

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image72

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

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

Heuchera

Heuchera

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)

Mushroom

Mushroom

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.

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Duck

Duck

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Daisy

Daisy

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Daisy

Daisy

<em>Clematis</em> 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Flesh fly <em>Sarcophaga nodosa</em>

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Praying matis

Praying matis

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Ladybird

Ladybird

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

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

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Fern

Fern

Primula

Primula

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

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P1000241

Hebe

Hebe

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Daisy

Daisy

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Primula

Primula

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

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

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

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Pricking out

Pricking out

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image42

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

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

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

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

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

Gerbera

Gerbera

Dandelion

Dandelion

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

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

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Buddleja

Buddleja

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

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

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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

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

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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P1010181-sml.jpg

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

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

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

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

<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'

Garden design

Garden design

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

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image94

Dianthus

Dianthus

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

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

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Gazania

Gazania

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Primula

Primula

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IMG_0289.jpg

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Anthurium

Anthurium

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

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image6

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Almond

Almond

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

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

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Geranium

Geranium

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

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

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Verbena

Verbena

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

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

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

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Lupin

Lupin

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

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

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.

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Mushroom

Mushroom

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

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IMG_6817.jpg

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

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P1010784.jpg

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

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

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

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

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

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Mixed border

Mixed border

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

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.

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

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

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

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IMG_1070.jpg

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

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

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Hebe

Hebe

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Bonsai

Bonsai

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

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P1000144

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Azalea

Azalea

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

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image25

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Duck

Duck

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

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P1010184-sml.jpg

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Banana

Banana

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

<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)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

<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'

Cosmos

Cosmos

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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image11

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image77

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Small water feature

Small water feature

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

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image90

Pond

Pond

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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IMG_1079.jpg

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Ants

Ants

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

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

Common newt

Common newt

Blossom

Blossom

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Fern

Fern

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

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

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

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Penstemon

Penstemon

Garden roller

Garden roller

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Banana

Banana

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

<em>Clematis</em> 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

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

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

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

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Pond cover

Pond cover

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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IMG_9204.jpg

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

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

Gerbera

Gerbera

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Petunia

Petunia

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

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image85

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Primula

Primula

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

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

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Succulent

Succulent

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

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

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Lemon

Lemon

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

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

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

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

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

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

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

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

Slug

Slug

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image69

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Ladybird

Ladybird

Orchid

Orchid

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Palm

Palm

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Primula

Primula

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Lupin

Lupin

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P1010328-sml.jpg

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

<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.

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Hosta

Hosta

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Hebe

Hebe

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Blossom

Blossom

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Grass roof

Grass roof

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Tulip

Tulip

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

<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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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IMG_1514.jpg

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

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

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IMG_1076.jpg

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

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

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Hebe

Hebe

Slug

Slug

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Blossom

Blossom

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

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

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

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

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Fencing

Fencing

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Rose hips

Rose hips

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

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

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

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Gazania

Gazania

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Container display

Container display

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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.

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

<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)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Heron

Heron

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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

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

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Primula

Primula

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Squirrel

Squirrel

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

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

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Azalea

Azalea

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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IMG_1589.jpg

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

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IMG_0105.jpg

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Daisy

Daisy

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

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P1000147

<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.

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

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

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IMG_1515.jpg

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Viburnum

Viburnum

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

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IMG_0198.jpg

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Waterlily

Waterlily

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Slugs

Slugs

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Blossom

Blossom

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

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Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Azalea

Azalea

Petunia

Petunia

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Penstemon

Penstemon

<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)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

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

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

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

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

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)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Primula

Primula

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

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

Heron

Heron

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Azalea

Azalea

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

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

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

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Petunia

Petunia

Grass snake

Grass snake

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

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

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

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

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

Spider

Spider

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Petunia

Petunia

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Garden design

Garden design

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

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

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

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

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

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

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IMG_8967.jpg

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Clematis

Clematis

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Anthurium

Anthurium

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

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

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

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Iris

Iris

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Duck

Duck

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Ants

Ants

Slug

Slug

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Azalea

Azalea

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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IMG_9591.jpg

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Petunia

Petunia

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

<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'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Courgette

Courgette

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P1010885.jpg

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Waterlily

Waterlily

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Black Millet

Black Millet

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

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

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

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Daisy

Daisy

Blackfly

Blackfly

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

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

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

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

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

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

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

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

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Petunia

Petunia

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Primula

Primula

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Rose moss

Rose moss

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Petunia

Petunia

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

<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)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Waterfall

Waterfall

Primula

Primula

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

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

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

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

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

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

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P1010180-sml.jpg

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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

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

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Foxtail lily <em>Eremurus stenophyllus</em>

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

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

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

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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P1010331-sml.jpg

<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

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Hebe

Hebe

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

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

<em>Verbena bonariensis</em>

Verbena bonariensis

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Petunia

Petunia

Azalea

Azalea

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

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

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

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

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.

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

<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'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Primula

Primula

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Slug

Slug

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Orchid

Orchid

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Duck

Duck

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

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

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

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IMG_0030.jpg

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

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.

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Iris

Iris

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Magnolia

Magnolia

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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image54

Palm

Palm

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Camellia japonica with frost damage

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Hebe

Hebe

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Garden design

Garden design

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Fencing

Fencing

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

<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'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

<em>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)

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IMG_1502.jpg

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

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Primula

Primula

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

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P1010780.jpg

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Slug

Slug

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Palm

Palm

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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P1010744.jpg

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

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

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

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

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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image45

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Palm

Palm

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

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image46

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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