Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Dahlia

Dahlia

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Hebe

Hebe

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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.

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.

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

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)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

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Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Azalea

Azalea

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Tulip

Tulip

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Banana

Banana

Lemon

Lemon

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Duck

Duck

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Crocus vernus 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

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

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

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

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.

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

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

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Petunia

Petunia

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lupin

Lupin

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

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

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

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

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

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

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

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Garden design

Garden design

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

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

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

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Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Mushroom

Mushroom

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Gazania

Gazania

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

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

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

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Blossom

Blossom

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Ants

Ants

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Azalea

Azalea

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Hebe

Hebe

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Black Millet

Black Millet

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

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

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

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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

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

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Azalea

Azalea

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Petunia

Petunia

Almond

Almond

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

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Patio planter

Patio planter

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Praying matis

Praying matis

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Rose moss

Rose moss

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

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

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

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

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

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

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

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

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Common frog

Common frog

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)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

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

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Hebe

Hebe

Verbena

Verbena

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Daisy

Daisy

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Clematis

Clematis

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

Blackfly

Blackfly

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

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

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

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

Magnolia

Magnolia

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Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Common newt

Common newt

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

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

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

Pond

Pond

Petunia

Petunia

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Banana

Banana

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

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

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

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

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

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

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image77

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily) dried seed heads, about to drop their seeds

Agapanthus africanus (African lily) dried seed heads, about to drop their seeds

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

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Laurel

Laurel

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Deer

Deer

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Primula

Primula

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

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IMG_1502.jpg

Azalea

Azalea

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Petunia

Petunia

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

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

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

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image25

Clematis

Clematis

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

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P1000147

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Tulip

Tulip

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Primula

Primula

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Eupeodes corollae syn. Metasyrphus corollae (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.

Lupin

Lupin

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Hebe

Hebe

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Garden roller

Garden roller

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

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

Dahlia

Dahlia

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

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P1010328-sml.jpg

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Fencing

Fencing

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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IMG_9966.jpg

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Fig

Fig

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'  AGM

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Grass roof

Grass roof

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

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

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

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IMG_1079.jpg

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

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

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Dandelion

Dandelion

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Primula

Primula

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

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

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

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

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

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

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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.

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Palm

Palm

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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image46

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

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

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Gazania

Gazania

Azalea

Azalea

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IMG_0289.jpg

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

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

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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image94

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Primula

Primula

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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IMG_1589.jpg

Lemon

Lemon

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Hosta

Hosta

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Water Snail

Water Snail

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

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IMG_1071.jpg

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

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

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

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

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

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P1000015

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Primula

Primula

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

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IMG_8967.jpg

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Red admiral on Sedum spectabile syn. Hylotelephium spectabile (ice plant, stonecrop)

Red admiral on Sedum spectabile syn. Hylotelephium spectabile (ice plant, stonecrop)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Geranium

Geranium

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Blackberry

Blackberry

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Slug

Slug

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

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

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

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

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

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

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Gazania

Gazania

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Iris

Iris

Mushroom

Mushroom

Clematis

Clematis

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Azalea

Azalea

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Agave

Agave

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IMG_9227.jpg

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Garden design

Garden design

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Slug

Slug

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

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P1010180-sml.jpg

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Heron

Heron

Ants

Ants

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Primula

Primula

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

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

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

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Succulent

Succulent

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Palm

Palm

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

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

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image54

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Duck

Duck

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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IMG_1076.jpg

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

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

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

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Duck

Duck

Squirrel

Squirrel

Osteospermum 'Summertime Deep Purple' (Cape marigold, Cape daisy, Rain daisy, African daisy)

Osteospermum 'Summertime Deep Purple' (Cape marigold, Cape daisy, Rain daisy, African daisy)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Daisy

Daisy

Viburnum

Viburnum

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Garden design

Garden design

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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P1000146

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

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

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Ladybird

Ladybird

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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image85

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

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

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Petunia

Petunia

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Petunia

Petunia

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus '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)

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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

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

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Garden design

Garden design

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

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

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Geranium

Geranium

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Small water feature

Small water feature

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

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

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Container display

Container display

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P1000241

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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IMG_8968.jpg

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

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

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image6

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Pricking out

Pricking out

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Mixed border

Mixed border

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Hosta

Hosta

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

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)

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Clematis jackmanii

Clematis jackmanii

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Clematis

Clematis

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Cacti

Cacti

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Log pile

Log pile

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Frozen water

Frozen water

Agave

Agave

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Primula

Primula

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Gazania

Gazania

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

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

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

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Primula

Primula

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Waterfall

Waterfall

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Blossom

Blossom

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Rose hips

Rose hips

Lemon

Lemon

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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

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

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Azalea

Azalea

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Azalea

Azalea

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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P1010181-sml.jpg

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Fencing

Fencing

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

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image72

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

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

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

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

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

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

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

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P1010184-sml.jpg

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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.

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

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image42

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Clematis

Clematis

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Clematis

Clematis

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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P1020005.jpg

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

IMG_0030.jpg

IMG_0030.jpg

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

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

Azalea

Azalea

Clematis

Clematis

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Ladybird

Ladybird

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

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

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

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

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

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

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.

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Cherry

Cherry

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Slug

Slug

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IMG_1070.jpg

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Slug

Slug

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus '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)

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

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

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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.

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

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

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

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

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

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Iris

Iris

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

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

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

Gerbera

Gerbera

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Hebe

Hebe

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Palm

Palm

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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

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

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Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

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

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

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

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

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Slug

Slug

Penstemon

Penstemon

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Iris

Iris

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

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

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Petunia

Petunia

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

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P1000151

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

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

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

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P1020306

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

Tulip

Tulip

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

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IMG_1515.jpg

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

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

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

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

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

Slug

Slug

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Slug

Slug

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Fern

Fern

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

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

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Lemon

Lemon

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Daisy

Daisy

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Osteospermum '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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P1010885.jpg

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

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IMG_1514.jpg

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

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

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

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

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

Primula

Primula

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Orchid

Orchid

Petunia

Petunia

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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P1010331-sml.jpg

Primula

Primula

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Daisy

Daisy

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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IMG_9204.jpg

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Lupin

Lupin

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

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

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Hebe

Hebe

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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IMG_0198.jpg

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

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

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

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Grass snake

Grass snake

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Fern

Fern

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Mixed border

Mixed border

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Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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IMG_9171.jpg

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

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

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

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

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

Dahlia

Dahlia

Primula

Primula

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

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.

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Buddleja

Buddleja

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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

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

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Primula

Primula

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

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

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

Pond cover

Pond cover

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

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

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Palm

Palm

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Primula

Primula

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

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

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

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

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

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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.

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IMG_6817.jpg

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Courgette

Courgette

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Lilioceris lilii (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.

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

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P1000144

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

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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

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

Heuchera

Heuchera

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Cosmos

Cosmos

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

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

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Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

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

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

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Primula

Primula

Waterlily

Waterlily

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

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

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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

Hebe

Hebe

Heron

Heron

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

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

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

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

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

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

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

Hebe

Hebe

Aster amellus

Aster amellus

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Duck

Duck

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Primula

Primula

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Ants

Ants

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Duck

Duck

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Petunia

Petunia

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

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

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

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Daisy

Daisy

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

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

Orchid

Orchid

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

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

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

Spider

Spider

Bonsai

Bonsai

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Azalea

Azalea

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus '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)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

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)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Primula

Primula

Cosmos

Cosmos

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

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

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

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

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

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

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P1010744.jpg

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Hebe

Hebe

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Blossom

Blossom

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Blossom

Blossom

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

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

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue' syn. Lithospermum diffusum 'Heavenly Blue', Lithospermum 'Heavenly Blue'

Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue' syn. Lithospermum diffusum 'Heavenly Blue', Lithospermum 'Heavenly Blue'

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Slugs

Slugs

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

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)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Orchid

Orchid

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Banana

Banana

Grass

Grass

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Banana

Banana

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Blossom

Blossom

Slug

Slug

Iris

Iris

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Almond

Almond

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Primula

Primula

Magnolia

Magnolia

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Dianthus

Dianthus

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Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Hebe

Hebe

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

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

Cabbage

Cabbage

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Primula

Primula

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

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

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Garden design

Garden design

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Cacti

Cacti

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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.

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

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)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Pond cover

Pond cover

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Clematis 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

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IMG_9591.jpg

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

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

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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Petunia

Petunia

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Clematis

Clematis

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Azalea

Azalea

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Lupin

Lupin

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

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

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Petunia

Petunia

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

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IMG_1492.jpg

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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