Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

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

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

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

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

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)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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Gazania

Gazania

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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

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

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Lupin

Lupin

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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

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

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

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

<em>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)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

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

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Primula

Primula

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Mushroom

Mushroom

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Hebe

Hebe

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

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P1020299

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Heron

Heron

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Hosta

Hosta

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

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

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

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Azalea

Azalea

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

<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'

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Mushroom

Mushroom

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

Cacti

Cacti

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

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

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Palm

Palm

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Orchid

Orchid

Flesh fly <em>Sarcophaga nodosa</em>

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

<em>Clematis</em> 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

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

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

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

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Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

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

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

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Fencing

Fencing

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

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

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

<em>Verbena bonariensis</em>

Verbena bonariensis

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

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Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

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

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Small water feature

Small water feature

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

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

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

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IMG_0030.jpg

<em>Heuchera</em>

Heuchera

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

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

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Iris

Iris

Azalea

Azalea

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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IMG_1502.jpg

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Blackfly

Blackfly

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

<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> 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Cacti

Cacti

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Primula

Primula

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

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

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

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

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IMG_8968.jpg

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Gazania

Gazania

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

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

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Azalea

Azalea

Penstemon

Penstemon

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

P1000144

P1000144

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

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

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

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

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

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Succulent

Succulent

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Grass roof

Grass roof

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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P1010780.jpg

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

Anthurium

Anthurium

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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IMG_1076.jpg

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

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

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

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

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Cherry

Cherry

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Lemon

Lemon

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Fern

Fern

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Gazania

Gazania

Lemon

Lemon

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

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

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

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Water Snail

Water Snail

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fig

Fig

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

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

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

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

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

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Petunia

Petunia

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

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

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

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

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

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

Hebe

Hebe

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

<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)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

A rose display to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's coronation. Taken in the Tudor Rose Festival Marquee at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A rose display to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's coronation. Taken in the Tudor Rose Festival Marquee at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Slugs

Slugs

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Daisy

Daisy

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

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

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

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

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

Garden design

Garden design

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Petunia

Petunia

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

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

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

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

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

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Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Blossom

Blossom

Primula

Primula

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

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

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

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

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

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

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P1000151

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Container display

Container display

Orchid

Orchid

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

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

Daisy

Daisy

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Lupin

Lupin

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Clematis

Clematis

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

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

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

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

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

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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

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

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

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

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

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Slug

Slug

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Primula

Primula

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Patio planter

Patio planter

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Azalea

Azalea

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Banana

Banana

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

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

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

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)

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)

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IMG_1070.jpg

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P1000241

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Duck

Duck

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Pricking out

Pricking out

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Azalea

Azalea

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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P1010784.jpg

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

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Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Blossom

Blossom

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

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

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

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Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

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P1000146

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

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

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

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Praying matis

Praying matis

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Ladybird

Ladybird

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

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

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

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

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

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

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Heron

Heron

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Primula

Primula

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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

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

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Petunia

Petunia

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

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

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

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

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

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P1000015

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

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.

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Azalea

Azalea

Slug

Slug

Petunia

Petunia

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

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

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

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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Common frog

Common frog

<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)

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Deer

Deer

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lupin

Lupin

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

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.

Foxtail lily <em>Eremurus stenophyllus</em>

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Blossom

Blossom

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Magnolia

Magnolia

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Buddleja

Buddleja

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

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

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Slug

Slug

Hebe

Hebe

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Primula

Primula

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Spider

Spider

Iris

Iris

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

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

Pond cover

Pond cover

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Petunia

Petunia

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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Orchid

Orchid

Gazania

Gazania

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Garden design

Garden design

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Primula

Primula

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

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IMG_8967.jpg

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Cabbage

Cabbage

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hebe

Hebe

<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'

Almond

Almond

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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IMG_1493.jpg

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Cosmos

Cosmos

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

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IMG_0126.jpg

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Cosmos

Cosmos

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

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

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

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

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

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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.

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Hebe

Hebe

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

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

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Ants

Ants

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

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Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Daisy

Daisy

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

<em>Aster amellus</em>

Aster amellus

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image94

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

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Log pile

Log pile

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

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

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

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

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

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

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

<em>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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Blackberry

Blackberry

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Primula

Primula

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

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

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

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IMG_9204.jpg

Frozen water

Frozen water

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

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IMG_1071.jpg

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

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IMG_1516.jpg

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Primula

Primula

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Petunia

Petunia

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

<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> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

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P1010744.jpg

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Daisy

Daisy

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IMG_6817.jpg

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'

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

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

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

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

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

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

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Hosta

Hosta

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

<em>Clematis</em> 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Agave

Agave

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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IMG_9966.jpg

Lemon

Lemon

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Viburnum

Viburnum

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

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Hebe

Hebe

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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image25

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

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

Mixed border

Mixed border

Pond

Pond

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.

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Magnolia

Magnolia

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

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image72

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

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

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

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

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

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

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

<em>Pentatoma rufipes</em> (forest bug, stink bug, shield bug) on a lavender flower stem

Pentatoma rufipes (forest bug, stink bug, shield bug) on a lavender flower stem

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Slug

Slug

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

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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IMG_0105.jpg

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Agave

Agave

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Azalea

Azalea

Blossom

Blossom

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P1010331-sml.jpg

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Buddleja

Buddleja

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

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

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

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)

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Duck

Duck

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Tulip

Tulip

Magnolia

Magnolia

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

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

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Tulip

Tulip

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Primula

Primula

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Tulip

Tulip

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Geranium

Geranium

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

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

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

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Duck

Duck

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

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

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

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

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

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

<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 Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

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P1010181-sml.jpg

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

<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)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Squirrel

Squirrel

Waterlily

Waterlily

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

<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)

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

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

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

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

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

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

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

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Garden design

Garden design

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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image77

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

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

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

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

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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IMG_1589.jpg

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Primula

Primula

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

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

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

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Fencing

Fencing

<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.

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Azalea

Azalea

Ants

Ants

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - 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)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

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)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Frozen water

Frozen water

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Gerbera

Gerbera

Rose moss

Rose moss

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

<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'

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Dandelion

Dandelion

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

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.

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Duck

Duck

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

<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)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Mixed border

Mixed border

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

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

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

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

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

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Dianthus

Dianthus

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

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P1010178-sml.jpg

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Slug

Slug

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

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P1000147

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Frozen water

Frozen water

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

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

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

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Lemon

Lemon

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Fern

Fern

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

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

Mushroom

Mushroom

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Azalea

Azalea

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

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

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

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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

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

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Bonsai

Bonsai

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

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

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

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image69

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hebe

Hebe

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

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

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

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

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

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Ladybird

Ladybird

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Palm

Palm

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Palm

Palm

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Garden design

Garden design

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Primula

Primula

Hebe

Hebe

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Primula

Primula

Petunia

Petunia

Heuchera

Heuchera

Petunia

Petunia

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

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

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

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

Verbena

Verbena

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

<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)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

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IMG_1492.jpg

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.

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Slug

Slug

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Hebe

Hebe

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Iris

Iris

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Squirrel

Squirrel

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Mushroom

Mushroom

Grass

Grass

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Common newt

Common newt

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

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Slug

Slug

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Blossom

Blossom

<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)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Banana

Banana

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

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

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

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

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

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

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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.

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

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

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

<em>Clematis jackmanii</em>

Clematis jackmanii

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Hebe

Hebe

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Slug

Slug

<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)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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IMG_9591.jpg

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Garden roller

Garden roller

<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>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.

Rose hips

Rose hips

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

<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>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

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

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Grass snake

Grass snake

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.

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Primula

Primula

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Banana

Banana

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Almond

Almond

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Azalea

Azalea

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Daisy

Daisy

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

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

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

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

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

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IMG_1079.jpg

Primula

Primula

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Waterfall

Waterfall

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

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

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

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

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

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Magnolia

Magnolia

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Black Millet

Black Millet

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Primula

Primula

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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

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

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

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

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

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IMG_1515.jpg

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

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

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

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

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

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

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

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IMG_9171.jpg

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Banana

Banana

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Ants

Ants

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Laurel

Laurel

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Garden design

Garden design

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Azalea

Azalea

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Iris

Iris

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

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

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

Geranium

Geranium

Primula

Primula

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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

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

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

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

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

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

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

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

Dianthus

Dianthus

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

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Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Primula

Primula

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Waterlily

Waterlily

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IMG_9227.jpg

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Palm

Palm

Duck

Duck

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P1020306

Lupin

Lupin

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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P1010180-sml.jpg

<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>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

Courgette

Courgette

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Primula

Primula

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