Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

Below you'll find a complete list of all the plants in the UKGardening database. Clicking one of the images will show a larger version.

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Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

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

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

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

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

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

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

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)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Orchid

Orchid

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Mixed border

Mixed border

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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.

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

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

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

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

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

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.

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Clematis

Clematis

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

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.

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Cherry

Cherry

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Deer

Deer

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

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

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

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Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

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P1000241

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Garden design

Garden design

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

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image90

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Azalea

Azalea

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Dahlia

Dahlia

Azalea

Azalea

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

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image72

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

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IMG_6817.jpg

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P1020299

Hosta

Hosta

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Orchid

Orchid

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

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

Iris

Iris

Common newt

Common newt

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

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P1000015

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

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

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

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P1000146

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

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

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

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

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

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

Anthurium

Anthurium

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Petunia

Petunia

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Laurel

Laurel

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

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

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

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

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

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Common frog

Common frog

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Dianthus

Dianthus

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Banana

Banana

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Primula

Primula

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P1000144

Small water feature

Small water feature

Heuchera

Heuchera

Lemon

Lemon

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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IMG_1589.jpg

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Fern

Fern

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

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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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P1010328-sml.jpg

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

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P1020005.jpg

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Petunia

Petunia

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Heron

Heron

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.

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

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P1000151

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Slug

Slug

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Pond

Pond

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Primula

Primula

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'  AGM

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Heron

Heron

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Dandelion

Dandelion

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Cabbage

Cabbage

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

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

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Geranium

Geranium

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

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

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

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Log pile

Log pile

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Slug

Slug

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Hebe

Hebe

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Daisy

Daisy

Penstemon

Penstemon

Viburnum

Viburnum

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

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Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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)

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Primula

Primula

Palm

Palm

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Clematis

Clematis

Banana

Banana

Patio planter

Patio planter

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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

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

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Cosmos

Cosmos

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Primula

Primula

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

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

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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image45

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Slugs

Slugs

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Lupin

Lupin

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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image69

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

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

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

Daisy

Daisy

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IMG_0126.jpg

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

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

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Primula

Primula

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Mushroom

Mushroom

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

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

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Slug

Slug

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Blossom

Blossom

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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image6

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IMG_1492.jpg

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

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

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Magnolia

Magnolia

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Duck

Duck

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Fencing

Fencing

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

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P1010780.jpg

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

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).

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

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

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

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Lupin

Lupin

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Rose moss

Rose moss

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

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IMG_1502.jpg

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

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

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

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

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Garden design

Garden design

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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IMG_0105.jpg

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P1000147

Hebe

Hebe

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Almond

Almond

Iris

Iris

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Primula

Primula

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

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

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Azalea

Azalea

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Gerbera

Gerbera

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

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

Mixed border

Mixed border

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Primula

Primula

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Primula

Primula

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

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)

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

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

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

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IMG_9966.jpg

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Fencing

Fencing

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Blossom

Blossom

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

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

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

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Garden design

Garden design

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

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

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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.

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Ants

Ants

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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

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

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

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P1020306

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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.

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Ladybird

Ladybird

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Slug

Slug

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

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'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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

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

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Hebe

Hebe

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Primula

Primula

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

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

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Grass

Grass

Lupin

Lupin

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

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

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

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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

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

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hebe

Hebe

Patio planter

Patio planter

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Praying matis

Praying matis

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

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

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Aster amellus

Aster amellus

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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

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

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Agave

Agave

Blackfly

Blackfly

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Tulip

Tulip

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

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

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.

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

IMG_0950-blossom-01

IMG_0950-blossom-01

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

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image46

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Rose hips

Rose hips

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Azalea

Azalea

Pond cover

Pond cover

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Primula

Primula

Ladybird

Ladybird

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Primula

Primula

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

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

Duck

Duck

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Spider

Spider

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Palm

Palm

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Primula

Primula

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Slug

Slug

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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

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

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

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)

Waterfall

Waterfall

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Azalea

Azalea

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Water Snail

Water Snail

Bonsai

Bonsai

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

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

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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IMG_9171.jpg

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Primula

Primula

Garden design

Garden design

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

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

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

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ants

Ants

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

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

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

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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'

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

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IMG_1076.jpg

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Banana

Banana

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Waterlily

Waterlily

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

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

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

Waterlily

Waterlily

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Tulip

Tulip

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

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

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

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

Lemon

Lemon

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Slug

Slug

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

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IMG_1493.jpg

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

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

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lemon

Lemon

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

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

Garden roller

Garden roller

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Hebe

Hebe

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'

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

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

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

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.

Gazania

Gazania

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IMG_0289.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'

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Iris

Iris

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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P1010178-sml.jpg

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

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

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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

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

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

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IMG_9227.jpg

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Blossom

Blossom

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

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image85

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Azalea

Azalea

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Tulip

Tulip

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

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

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

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Blossom

Blossom

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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

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

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Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Clematis

Clematis

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

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

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

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

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

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

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

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

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Ribes rubrum (Redcurrant) included in The Growing Tastes Allotment Garden, from Wincester Growers the were awarded a Gold medal and Best in Show for their garden.

Ribes rubrum (Redcurrant) included in The Growing Tastes Allotment Garden, from Wincester Growers the were awarded a Gold medal and Best in Show for their garden.

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Succulent

Succulent

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Banana

Banana

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

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

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Clematis

Clematis

Petunia

Petunia

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

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Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Gazania

Gazania

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

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

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

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Daisy

Daisy

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Duck

Duck

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

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)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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

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

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

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Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Azalea

Azalea

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

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P1010331-sml.jpg

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

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

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

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Verbena

Verbena

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Hosta

Hosta

Azalea

Azalea

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Cosmos

Cosmos

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Petunia

Petunia

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Fern

Fern

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.

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Hebe

Hebe

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

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Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Container display

Container display

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Clematis jackmanii

Clematis jackmanii

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

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

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

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Petunia

Petunia

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Ants

Ants

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

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Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Blackberry

Blackberry

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

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

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

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Primula

Primula

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Petunia

Petunia

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

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

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

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

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

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Daisy

Daisy

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

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

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

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Primula

Primula

Agave

Agave

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Gazania

Gazania

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

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

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

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image15

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Hebe

Hebe

Black Millet

Black Millet

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Mushroom

Mushroom

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

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

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Lupin

Lupin

Geranium

Geranium

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

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)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Mushroom

Mushroom

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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'

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Mushroom

Mushroom

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

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

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

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Azalea

Azalea

Gerbera

Gerbera

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Primula

Primula

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Petunia

Petunia

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P1010784.jpg

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Anthurium

Anthurium

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Slug

Slug

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Lemon

Lemon

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Cacti

Cacti

Dahlia

Dahlia

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Petunia

Petunia

Slug

Slug

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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IMG_9591.jpg

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Petunia

Petunia

Cacti

Cacti

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

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

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

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

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

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

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Duck

Duck

Hebe

Hebe

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

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IMG_8967.jpg

Primula

Primula

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

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

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

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

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Palm

Palm

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

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

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

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P1010184-sml.jpg

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Blossom

Blossom

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Clematis

Clematis

Palm

Palm

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Azalea

Azalea

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

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image54

Almond

Almond

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

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

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

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IMG_1514.jpg

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

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

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

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

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image94

Fig

Fig

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IMG_1516.jpg

Pricking out

Pricking out

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Clematis

Clematis

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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

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

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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IMG_8968.jpg

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

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

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

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

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Orchid

Orchid

Clematis 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

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

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

Magnolia

Magnolia

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Gazania

Gazania

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

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image77

Petunia

Petunia

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

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.

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Duck

Duck

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Garden design

Garden design

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

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

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

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

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Clematis

Clematis

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Iris

Iris

Courgette

Courgette

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Primula

Primula

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Daisy

Daisy

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Cosmos

Cosmos

Dahlia

Dahlia

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

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

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

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

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

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Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Grass snake

Grass snake

Pond cover

Pond cover

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Grass roof

Grass roof

Clematis

Clematis

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.

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

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