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Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Cosmos

Cosmos

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Frozen water

Frozen water

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

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Duck

Duck

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

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

Tulip

Tulip

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

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

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

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

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

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

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

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

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

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P1000151

Magnolia

Magnolia

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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P1000147

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Slug

Slug

Ants

Ants

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Primula

Primula

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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IMG_1079.jpg

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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IMG_9171.jpg

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

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

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

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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IMG_1070.jpg

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Cacti

Cacti

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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IMG_1515.jpg

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

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

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Waterfall

Waterfall

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Pond

Pond

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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IMG_0198.jpg

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

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

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

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)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

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

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

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.

Primula

Primula

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

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

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

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

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

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

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Ladybird

Ladybird

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

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

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

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

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

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Azalea

Azalea

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

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

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

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

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

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

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

Fencing

Fencing

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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

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

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Azalea

Azalea

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Hebe

Hebe

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Primula

Primula

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IMG_0105.jpg

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Blackberry

Blackberry

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Petunia

Petunia

Petunia

Petunia

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Hebe

Hebe

Hebe

Hebe

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Primula

Primula

Primula

Primula

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Orchid

Orchid

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Petunia

Petunia

<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'

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

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

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

Penstemon

Penstemon

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

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

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Slug

Slug

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

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

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

Blossom

Blossom

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Azalea

Azalea

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Fern

Fern

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Daisy

Daisy

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Geranium

Geranium

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Duck

Duck

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

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

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

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Dianthus

Dianthus

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P1010744.jpg

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

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image46

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

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

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

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

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Lupin

Lupin

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.

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

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

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IMG_1493.jpg

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Hebe

Hebe

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Primula

Primula

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Tulip

Tulip

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

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Hebe

Hebe

Primula

Primula

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IMG_6817.jpg

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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

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

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

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

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Primula

Primula

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

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IMG_9966.jpg

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Duck

Duck

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

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

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

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

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

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

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

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image72

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

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P1010181-sml.jpg

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

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P1000241

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Azalea

Azalea

Fencing

Fencing

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image94

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

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P1000146

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

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

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Succulent

Succulent

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Mixed border

Mixed border

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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P1010331-sml.jpg

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Slug

Slug

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

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

Azalea

Azalea

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image85

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

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

Daisy

Daisy

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Gazania

Gazania

Primula

Primula

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

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

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

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P1010780.jpg

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Squirrel

Squirrel

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.

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Petunia

Petunia

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Heron

Heron

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

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.

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Garden design

Garden design

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Container display

Container display

Log pile

Log pile

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

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

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

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Heuchera

Heuchera

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P1020005.jpg

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

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

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Primula

Primula

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Grass snake

Grass snake

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

<em>Clematis jackmanii</em>

Clematis jackmanii

Clematis

Clematis

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

<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)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Buddleja

Buddleja

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Duck

Duck

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

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IMG_8968.jpg

Azalea

Azalea

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Mixed border

Mixed border

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

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

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

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Agave

Agave

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Gazania

Gazania

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Lemon

Lemon

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Gerbera

Gerbera

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Courgette

Courgette

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P1010178-sml.jpg

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Petunia

Petunia

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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

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

Common frog

Common frog

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

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

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

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

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

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IMG_0126.jpg

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

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

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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P1000144

Palm

Palm

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

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

Laurel

Laurel

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

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

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.

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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IMG_1589.jpg

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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.

Flesh fly <em>Sarcophaga nodosa</em>

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Patio planter

Patio planter

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

<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'

Gazania

Gazania

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lupin

Lupin

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

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

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

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

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IMG_1492.jpg

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

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

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

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Gazania

Gazania

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Blossom

Blossom

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Hebe

Hebe

<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.

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

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

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Hebe

Hebe

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

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

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

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Praying matis

Praying matis

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Petunia

Petunia

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

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

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

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

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

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

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

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

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Daisy

Daisy

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Gerbera

Gerbera

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Hebe

Hebe

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Black Millet

Black Millet

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Primula

Primula

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

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

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

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Cabbage

Cabbage

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Hebe

Hebe

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P1010328-sml.jpg

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

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.

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

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)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Hosta

Hosta

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

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

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Rose hips

Rose hips

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Primula

Primula

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

<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'

<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)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

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

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

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Petunia

Petunia

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (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.

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

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

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Daisy

Daisy

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Blossom

Blossom

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

<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)

Slugs

Slugs

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Blossom

Blossom

Banana

Banana

Petunia

Petunia

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

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

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

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

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

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

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

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Magnolia

Magnolia

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

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

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

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P1010184-sml.jpg

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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

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

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

<em>Aster amellus</em>

Aster amellus

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

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

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IMG_0030.jpg

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

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

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Foxtail lily <em>Eremurus stenophyllus</em>

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Lupin

Lupin

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

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

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Garden design

Garden design

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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IMG_1076.jpg

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

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

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

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

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

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Azalea

Azalea

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Water Snail

Water Snail

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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

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

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

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

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

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Garden design

Garden design

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Garden design

Garden design

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

<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).

Palm

Palm

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Primula

Primula

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Pricking out

Pricking out

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Ants

Ants

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lupin

Lupin

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Cherry

Cherry

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Pond cover

Pond cover

Banana

Banana

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Almond

Almond

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Pond cover

Pond cover

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P1010784.jpg

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Banana

Banana

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Hosta

Hosta

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

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

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

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

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

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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P1000015

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

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

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lemon

Lemon

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Garden roller

Garden roller

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P1020306

Azalea

Azalea

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

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

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

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

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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)

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Common newt

Common newt

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

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

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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image69

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Waterlily

Waterlily

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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IMG_1514.jpg

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

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.

Waterlily

Waterlily

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Spider

Spider

<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>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

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

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

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Slug

Slug

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Deer

Deer

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

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

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Buddleja

Buddleja

<em>Heuchera</em>

Heuchera

Patio planter

Patio planter

Slug

Slug

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Slug

Slug

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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image77

Ants

Ants

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

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

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

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

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Cacti

Cacti

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Agave

Agave

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

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

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

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

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image89

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IMG_9591.jpg

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Fern

Fern

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

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

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P1010885.jpg

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Azalea

Azalea

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

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

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

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Almond

Almond

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Primula

Primula

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Blossom

Blossom

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

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

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

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

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Iris

Iris

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

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

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

<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)

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Garden design

Garden design

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Tulip

Tulip

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Iris

Iris

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

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

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

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

<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

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

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image54

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

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)

Iris

Iris

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

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

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

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Lemon

Lemon

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

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

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

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

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

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Dandelion

Dandelion

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Hebe

Hebe

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image90

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

<em>Verbena bonariensis</em>

Verbena bonariensis

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Petunia

Petunia

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

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image25

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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image42

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

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P1010180-sml.jpg

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

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IMG_9227.jpg

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Banana

Banana

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Lemon

Lemon

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Bonsai

Bonsai

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

<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)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

<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)

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Palm

Palm

Blackfly

Blackfly

Azalea

Azalea

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

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

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

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

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

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

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

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

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Geranium

Geranium

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Duck

Duck

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

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

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

<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

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

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

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

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Slug

Slug

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

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

Grass roof

Grass roof

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

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

Primula

Primula

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

<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.

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

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P1020299

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

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

Slug

Slug

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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IMG_8967.jpg

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

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

Rose moss

Rose moss

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

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Fig

Fig

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

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

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Daisy

Daisy

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Grass

Grass

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Iris

Iris

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

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

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

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Primula

Primula

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

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

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

Waterlily

Waterlily

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Orchid

Orchid

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

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

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

Palm

Palm

Ladybird

Ladybird

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

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

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Heron

Heron

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

<em>Clematis</em> 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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

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

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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

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

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

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

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

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Cosmos

Cosmos

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

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IMG_1071.jpg

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

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

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Verbena

Verbena

Orchid

Orchid

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

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IMG_9204.jpg

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

<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_0289.jpg

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

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

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Primula

Primula

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

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IMG_1516.jpg

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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