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Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Almond

Almond

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

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

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

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Primula

Primula

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Common frog

Common frog

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

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

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Hosta

Hosta

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Fencing

Fencing

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Anthurium

Anthurium

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

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

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

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

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Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

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

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

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

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

Duck

Duck

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Garden design

Garden design

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

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Container display

Container display

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Palm

Palm

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Gazania

Gazania

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

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Ladybird

Ladybird

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Fencing

Fencing

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

<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)

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

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

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

Waterfall

Waterfall

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lemon

Lemon

Agave

Agave

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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Succulent

Succulent

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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

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

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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)

Banana

Banana

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Duck

Duck

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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Azalea

Azalea

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Heron

Heron

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

<em>Clematis</em> 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Azalea

Azalea

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Iris

Iris

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

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

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

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

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

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

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)

Rose hips

Rose hips

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

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

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

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Hebe

Hebe

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

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P1020306

Banana

Banana

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)

Palm

Palm

Gazania

Gazania

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Cherry

Cherry

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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

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

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IMG_1076.jpg

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Geranium

Geranium

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

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

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

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Viburnum

Viburnum

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Magnolia

Magnolia

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

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

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

Tulip

Tulip

Palm

Palm

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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)

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

<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'

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

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

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

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

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

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IMG_1493.jpg

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Gazania

Gazania

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

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

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Hebe

Hebe

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

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IMG_9227.jpg

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

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

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

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Waterlily

Waterlily

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P1000144

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Verbena

Verbena

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

<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)

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Garden design

Garden design

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

<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)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Buddleja

Buddleja

Ants

Ants

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)

Dandelion

Dandelion

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

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P1010885.jpg

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

<em>Aster amellus</em>

Aster amellus

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

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P1000146

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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

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

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Mixed border

Mixed border

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

<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.

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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IMG_1516.jpg

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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image15

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Petunia

Petunia

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

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

Waterlily

Waterlily

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image25

Penstemon

Penstemon

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

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

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

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

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

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

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

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

Mushroom

Mushroom

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

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P1000015

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

<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)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

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

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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.

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

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

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

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

<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)

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Geranium

Geranium

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Heuchera

Heuchera

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

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IMG_9204.jpg

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Banana

Banana

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Grass roof

Grass roof

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Azalea

Azalea

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IMG_1492.jpg

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

<em>Clematis jackmanii</em>

Clematis jackmanii

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

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

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Lemon

Lemon

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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image85

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

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

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

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P1010178-sml.jpg

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

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

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

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

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

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

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

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

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

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Primula

Primula

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)

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

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

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

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

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

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

<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'

Gerbera

Gerbera

Primula

Primula

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Lupin

Lupin

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

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

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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.

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Blackberry

Blackberry

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Slugs

Slugs

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Dianthus

Dianthus

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Blossom

Blossom

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

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

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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image69

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Log pile

Log pile

Blossom

Blossom

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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IMG_1079.jpg

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

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

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

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

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

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

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

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lemon

Lemon

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

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

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

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

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P1010181-sml.jpg

Courgette

Courgette

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Primula

Primula

Flesh fly <em>Sarcophaga nodosa</em>

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

<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)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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IMG_0198.jpg

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

<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)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

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

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

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

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

<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).

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Azalea

Azalea

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Pond cover

Pond cover

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Tulip

Tulip

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

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

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Ladybird

Ladybird

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

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

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

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

<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)

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IMG_9171.jpg

Petunia

Petunia

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Cacti

Cacti

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

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

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Blackfly

Blackfly

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Petunia

Petunia

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

<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)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Orchid

Orchid

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

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

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Primula

Primula

Lupin

Lupin

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

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

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Garden roller

Garden roller

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

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

Viburnum

Viburnum

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

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image89

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

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

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

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Mixed border

Mixed border

Fern

Fern

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Hebe

Hebe

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

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

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

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P1000241

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P1010780.jpg

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

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P1010180-sml.jpg

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

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

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Daisy

Daisy

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Slug

Slug

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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

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

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Grass snake

Grass snake

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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P1010184-sml.jpg

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Patio planter

Patio planter

Daisy

Daisy

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Hebe

Hebe

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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image6

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Iris

Iris

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Petunia

Petunia

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Agave

Agave

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

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

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Azalea

Azalea

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

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

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

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Pond

Pond

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Daisy

Daisy

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Petunia

Petunia

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

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IMG_9966.jpg

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Hebe

Hebe

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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

Deer

Deer

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

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P1000151

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Banana

Banana

Petunia

Petunia

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Hebe

Hebe

Mushroom

Mushroom

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Mushroom

Mushroom

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

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IMG_1502.jpg

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

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

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IMG_0289.jpg

<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.

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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

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

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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

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

Clematis

Clematis

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Hebe

Hebe

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

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IMG_1071.jpg

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Slug

Slug

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

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

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

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Primula

Primula

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Primula

Primula

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Blossom

Blossom

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Duck

Duck

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IMG_1070.jpg

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image72

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

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

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Petunia

Petunia

Lemon

Lemon

Bonsai

Bonsai

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

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

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

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

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

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

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

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

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Grass

Grass

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Daisy

Daisy

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Primula

Primula

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

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

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Rose moss

Rose moss

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Iris

Iris

Iris

Iris

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

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IMG_1515.jpg

Slug

Slug

<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'

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Primula

Primula

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

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

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

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IMG_0030.jpg

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

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image94

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Magnolia

Magnolia

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Cacti

Cacti

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

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

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Slug

Slug

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

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

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Garden design

Garden design

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Fern

Fern

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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image45

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

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

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Duck

Duck

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Waterlily

Waterlily

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

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

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

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

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

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

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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.

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Duck

Duck

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Azalea

Azalea

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Petunia

Petunia

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Primula

Primula

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

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

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Azalea

Azalea

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

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P1010328-sml.jpg

Ants

Ants

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Hebe

Hebe

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

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

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image46

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

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

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Azalea

Azalea

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

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

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

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

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

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

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.

Primula

Primula

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

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

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Petunia

Petunia

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Lupin

Lupin

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

<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

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

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

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Orchid

Orchid

Spider

Spider

Foxtail lily <em>Eremurus stenophyllus</em>

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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

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

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

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

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

<em>Heuchera</em>

Heuchera

Small water feature

Small water feature

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

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

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

<em>Verbena bonariensis</em>

Verbena bonariensis

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Hebe

Hebe

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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.

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Tulip

Tulip

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Fig

Fig

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Dianthus

Dianthus

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

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

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IMG_6817.jpg

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

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

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

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

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

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

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

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P1000147

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Azalea

Azalea

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

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image77

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

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.

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

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

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

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

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Ants

Ants

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Primula

Primula

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

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

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Primula

Primula

Water Snail

Water Snail

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

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

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

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

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

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)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

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

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

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Common newt

Common newt

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Dianthus

Dianthus

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Praying matis

Praying matis

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

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

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Patio planter

Patio planter

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P1010331-sml.jpg

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Slug

Slug

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

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Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

<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)

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

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IMG_8967.jpg

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)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Palm

Palm

Primula

Primula

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Heron

Heron

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

<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>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Primula

Primula

Azalea

Azalea

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Slug

Slug

Frozen water

Frozen water

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Black Millet

Black Millet

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

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P1010744.jpg

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Daisy

Daisy

Anthurium

Anthurium

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Gazania

Gazania

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Pricking out

Pricking out

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Hosta

Hosta

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

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

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Orchid

Orchid

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Penstemon

Penstemon

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

<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)

Laurel

Laurel

Buddleja

Buddleja

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Almond

Almond

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Hebe

Hebe

Slug

Slug

Primula

Primula

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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IMG_0105.jpg

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

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

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

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

<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

Slug

Slug

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

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IMG_1514.jpg

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Blossom

Blossom

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Cabbage

Cabbage

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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

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

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

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

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

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IMG_0126.jpg

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Primula

Primula

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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

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

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

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IMG_9591.jpg

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lupin

Lupin

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

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image90

Garden design

Garden design

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Blossom

Blossom

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Petunia

Petunia

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Garden design

Garden design

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

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

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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