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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Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

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

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

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Daisy

Daisy

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

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Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

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P1000151

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Cherry

Cherry

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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.

Frozen water

Frozen water

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Iris

Iris

Cacti

Cacti

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

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

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Azalea

Azalea

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

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.

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Azalea

Azalea

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

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IMG_8968.jpg

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Spider

Spider

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

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

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

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

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

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

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Waterlily

Waterlily

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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IMG_9171.jpg

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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IMG_1492.jpg

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

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.

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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

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

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

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IMG_1502.jpg

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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IMG_9591.jpg

Fern

Fern

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Duck

Duck

Penstemon

Penstemon

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Cosmos

Cosmos

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

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

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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.

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Slug

Slug

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Iris

Iris

Clematis

Clematis

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Primula

Primula

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

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

Buddleja

Buddleja

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

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

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Blossom

Blossom

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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P1010331-sml.jpg

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Lemon

Lemon

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Slug

Slug

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Blackfly

Blackfly

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

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

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

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Lemon

Lemon

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Primula

Primula

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

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

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Small water feature

Small water feature

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Tulip

Tulip

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

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

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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'

Mushroom

Mushroom

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Palm

Palm

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

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IMG_1070.jpg

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

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

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

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

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IMG_9966.jpg

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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

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

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)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Magnolia

Magnolia

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

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

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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IMG_1079.jpg

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

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IMG_0289.jpg

Lupin

Lupin

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Slug

Slug

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Duck

Duck

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Water Snail

Water Snail

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Azalea

Azalea

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Primula

Primula

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Agave

Agave

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P1010744.jpg

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Common frog

Common frog

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Primula

Primula

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Mushroom

Mushroom

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

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

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

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Duck

Duck

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image89

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

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

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

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Clematis

Clematis

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Azalea

Azalea

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Blossom

Blossom

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

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

Ants

Ants

Grass

Grass

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

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)

Lupin

Lupin

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

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

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lemon

Lemon

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Hebe

Hebe

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

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

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

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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IMG_1071.jpg

Mushroom

Mushroom

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Deer

Deer

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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

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

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Gazania

Gazania

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Clematis jackmanii

Clematis jackmanii

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

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

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

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

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

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Slug

Slug

Grass roof

Grass roof

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Garden design

Garden design

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

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

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Duck

Duck

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

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image77

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Hosta

Hosta

Petunia

Petunia

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Azalea

Azalea

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

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

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

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

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

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Clematis

Clematis

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

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

Hebe

Hebe

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

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

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

Patio planter

Patio planter

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P1010178-sml.jpg

Agave

Agave

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Geranium

Geranium

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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P1000015

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

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

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

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P1010780.jpg

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Cacti

Cacti

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Petunia

Petunia

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Cosmos

Cosmos

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

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

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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

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

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Courgette

Courgette

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)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Azalea

Azalea

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Blackberry

Blackberry

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Azalea

Azalea

Gazania

Gazania

Primula

Primula

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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image42

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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

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

Black Millet

Black Millet

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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P1010180-sml.jpg

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Banana

Banana

Garden design

Garden design

Petunia

Petunia

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Primula

Primula

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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P1010184-sml.jpg

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Petunia

Petunia

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bonsai

Bonsai

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

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

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

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IMG_1515.jpg

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

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

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Slug

Slug

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

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

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Lupin

Lupin

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Dianthus

Dianthus

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

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

Magnolia

Magnolia

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Gerbera

Gerbera

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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IMG_9204.jpg

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)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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'

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Pond

Pond

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Daisy

Daisy

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Azalea

Azalea

Waterfall

Waterfall

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula

Primula

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

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

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

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

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

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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 (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

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

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

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

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image90

Palm

Palm

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Mixed border

Mixed border

Blossom

Blossom

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Tulip

Tulip

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

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'

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Azalea

Azalea

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

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

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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Pricking out

Pricking out

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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

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

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

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

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Lupin

Lupin

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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

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

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

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Frozen water

Frozen water

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.

Ants

Ants

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Petunia

Petunia

Magnolia

Magnolia

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Cosmos

Cosmos

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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.

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

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

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

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

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Petunia

Petunia

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Almond

Almond

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Garden design

Garden design

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Primula

Primula

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Blossom

Blossom

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

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

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

Daisy

Daisy

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Primula

Primula

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

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IMG_0105.jpg

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

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

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

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Hebe

Hebe

Slug

Slug

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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P1020299

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Clematis

Clematis

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Mixed border

Mixed border

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

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P1020005.jpg

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

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

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

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P1010885.jpg

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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image45

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

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

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

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Heron

Heron

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Daisy

Daisy

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

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

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Primula

Primula

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

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

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

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Dahlia

Dahlia

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Slug

Slug

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

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

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

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Praying matis

Praying matis

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

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

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

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Succulent

Succulent

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'  AGM

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

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

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

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Primula

Primula

Laurel

Laurel

Banana

Banana

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Hebe

Hebe

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Primula

Primula

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

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Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Iris

Iris

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

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

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

Grass snake

Grass snake

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

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

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

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

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Petunia

Petunia

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

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

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

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

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

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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.

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Petunia

Petunia

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Primula

Primula

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Geranium

Geranium

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

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.

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

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.

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Almond

Almond

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Garden design

Garden design

Clematis

Clematis

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Petunia

Petunia

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Common newt

Common newt

Rose moss

Rose moss

Squirrel

Squirrel

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Primula

Primula

Hebe

Hebe

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Heron

Heron

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

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

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Palm

Palm

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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IMG_1514.jpg

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

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

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

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Fern

Fern

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

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)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

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

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Ladybird

Ladybird

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

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

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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Dianthus

Dianthus

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Aster amellus

Aster amellus

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Dahlia

Dahlia

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Hebe

Hebe

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Garden roller

Garden roller

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

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

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

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

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

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

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

Gazania

Gazania

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Dandelion

Dandelion

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Banana

Banana

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Primula

Primula

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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

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

Gazania

Gazania

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Primula

Primula

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

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P1000146

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Anthurium

Anthurium

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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P1000147

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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IMG_1493.jpg

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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IMG_0126.jpg

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

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)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Hebe

Hebe

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Lemon

Lemon

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Ants

Ants

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Banana

Banana

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).

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Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Tulip

Tulip

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

Fencing

Fencing

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

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

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

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

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Primula

Primula

Cabbage

Cabbage

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

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

Primula

Primula

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Orchid

Orchid

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

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

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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

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

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

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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.

Palm

Palm

Blossom

Blossom

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Small water feature

Small water feature

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

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

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Hebe

Hebe

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

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

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IMG_8967.jpg

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

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

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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

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

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IMG_9227.jpg

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

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

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

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Clematis

Clematis

Orchid

Orchid

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Verbena

Verbena

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

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

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Fig

Fig

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

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

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

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Container display

Container display

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

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Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

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IMG_1076.jpg

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Duck

Duck

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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IMG_6817.jpg

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Clematis 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Log pile

Log pile

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Iris

Iris

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Hebe

Hebe

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Dahlia

Dahlia

Daisy

Daisy

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

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

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

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Primula

Primula

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Orchid

Orchid

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Hosta

Hosta

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

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

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

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

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

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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P1000241

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

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

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.

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

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)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

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

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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

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

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

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)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

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.

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

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

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

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P1000144

Fencing

Fencing

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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)

Garden design

Garden design

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

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

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Hebe

Hebe

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P1020306

Slugs

Slugs

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

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P1010328-sml.jpg

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Patio planter

Patio planter

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

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

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Clematis

Clematis

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Rose hips

Rose hips

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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

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

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

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

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

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image46

Clematis

Clematis

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Slug

Slug

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

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