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Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

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

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

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Petunia

Petunia

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Lupin

Lupin

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Petunia

Petunia

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Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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

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

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Heron

Heron

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

<em>Osteospermum</em> 'Summertime Pink Charm' (Cape marigold, Cape daisy, Rain daisy, African daisy)

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

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

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

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

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

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

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

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

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

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

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

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

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

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

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

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

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

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

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Daisy

Daisy

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Courgette

Courgette

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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.

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

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

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

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Garden design

Garden design

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Iris

Iris

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

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

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

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

<em>Aster amellus</em>

Aster amellus

Dianthus

Dianthus

Orchid

Orchid

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

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

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

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

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

Fencing

Fencing

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Primula

Primula

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

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

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Primula

Primula

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Flesh fly <em>Sarcophaga nodosa</em>

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Cosmos

Cosmos

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

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

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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

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

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

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Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

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IMG_9171.jpg

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

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.

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IMG_9591.jpg

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

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

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IMG_0030.jpg

Frozen water

Frozen water

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

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

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Azalea

Azalea

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Azalea

Azalea

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Petunia

Petunia

Primula

Primula

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

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Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

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

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

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Duck

Duck

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

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

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Garden roller

Garden roller

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Tulip

Tulip

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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IMG_8967.jpg

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

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

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

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

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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image25

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Garden design

Garden design

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

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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image54

Palm

Palm

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

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image90

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

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

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

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

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

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

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image45

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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P1000147

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

<em>Berberis thunbergii</em> f. <em>atropurpurea</em> 'Harlequin' (Berberis, Purple berberis, Barberry, Purple Japanese barberry)

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

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Palm

Palm

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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image11

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

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<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Primula

Primula

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Primula

Primula

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Orchid

Orchid

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

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Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Ants

Ants

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

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

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

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Grass

Grass

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

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IMG_1493.jpg

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Magnolia

Magnolia

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

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

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Black Millet

Black Millet

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

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

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

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

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

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

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

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Primula

Primula

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

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Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Pond cover

Pond cover

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

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

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

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

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

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.

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Common newt

Common newt

Heron

Heron

Mushroom

Mushroom

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Azalea

Azalea

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

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

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Primula

Primula

Daisy

Daisy

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

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

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

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Frozen water

Frozen water

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Blossom

Blossom

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Hebe

Hebe

Praying matis

Praying matis

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

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

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

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hosta

Hosta

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Agave

Agave

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Petunia

Petunia

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

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

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

Almond

Almond

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Petunia

Petunia

<em>Agapanthus africanus</em> (African lily) dried seed heads, about to drop their seeds

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

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

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

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

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<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Azalea

Azalea

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

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

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

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Mushroom

Mushroom

Laurel

Laurel

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

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

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

<em>Berberis thunbergii</em> f. <em>atropurpurea</em> 'Harlequin' (Berberis, Purple berberis, Barberry, Purple Japanese barberry)

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

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Primula

Primula

Pond

Pond

Azalea

Azalea

Spider

Spider

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

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

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

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IMG_9204.jpg

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

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

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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.

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

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

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Rose hips

Rose hips

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

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

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Garden design

Garden design

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Cherry

Cherry

Squirrel

Squirrel

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

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)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

<em>Lithodora diffusa</em> 'Heavenly Blue' syn. <em>Lithospermum diffusum</em> 'Heavenly Blue', <em>Lithospermum</em> 'Heavenly Blue'

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

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

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

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

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IMG_8968.jpg

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Primula

Primula

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Penstemon

Penstemon

Hebe

Hebe

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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IMG_9966.jpg

Duck

Duck

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Primula

Primula

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Pricking out

Pricking out

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Azalea

Azalea

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

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)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

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IMG_1076.jpg

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

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.

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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P1010331-sml.jpg

Blossom

Blossom

Lupin

Lupin

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IMG_9227.jpg

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

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

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

Banana

Banana

Orchid

Orchid

Hebe

Hebe

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Lemon

Lemon

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Palm

Palm

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IMG_1589.jpg

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

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

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Fig

Fig

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

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

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

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

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

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

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

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

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

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IMG_1514.jpg

Squirrel

Squirrel

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

<em>Heuchera</em>

Heuchera

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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.

Ladybird

Ladybird

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Slug

Slug

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Lemon

Lemon

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

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

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

<em>Berberis thunbergii</em> f. <em>atropurpurea</em> 'Harlequin' (Berberis, Purple berberis, Barberry, Purple Japanese barberry)

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

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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IMG_1516.jpg

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

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

Azalea

Azalea

Primula

Primula

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Blossom

Blossom

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

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

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

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

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

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

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

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

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

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

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

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

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

Primula

Primula

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

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

Succulent

Succulent

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

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

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Petunia

Petunia

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

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

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

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Gazania

Gazania

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

P1000241

P1000241

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

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)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lupin

Lupin

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Iris

Iris

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

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

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

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

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

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Lupin

Lupin

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

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P1010180-sml.jpg

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

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

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

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

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

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

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)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Hebe

Hebe

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Frozen water

Frozen water

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Slugs

Slugs

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Blossom

Blossom

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Slug

Slug

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Gazania

Gazania

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

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

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

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

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

<em>Verbena bonariensis</em>

Verbena bonariensis

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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

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

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

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P1010744.jpg

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>. One of the largest flies of Britain. It mimics a hornet or wasp, but is harmless to humans. The adults are great polinators and their larvae are believed to eat wasp grubs.

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria. One of the largest flies of Britain. It mimics a hornet or wasp, but is harmless to humans. The adults are great polinators and their larvae are believed to eat wasp grubs.

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

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

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Primula

Primula

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

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

Gazania

Gazania

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Hebe

Hebe

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Tulip

Tulip

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Hebe

Hebe

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

<em>Osteospermum</em> 'Summertime Pink Charm' (Cape marigold, Cape daisy, Rain daisy, African daisy)

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

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Petunia

Petunia

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Lemon

Lemon

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

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

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

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

Slug

Slug

Ants

Ants

Primula

Primula

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Banana

Banana

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Muscari armericanum (Grape hyacinth)

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

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

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

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

<em>Berberis thunbergii</em> f. <em>atropurpurea</em> 'Harlequin' (Berberis, Purple berberis, Barberry, Purple Japanese barberry)

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

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

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

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Foxtail lily <em>Eremurus stenophyllus</em>

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

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

Rose moss

Rose moss

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

P1000151

P1000151

Garden design

Garden design

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Pond cover

Pond cover

Ants

Ants

Palm

Palm

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

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

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

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

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

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

<em>Osteospermum</em> 'Summertime Deep Purple' (Cape marigold, Cape daisy, Rain daisy, African daisy)

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

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Petunia

Petunia

Azalea

Azalea

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Duck

Duck

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

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

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

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

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

Tulip

Tulip

Azalea

Azalea

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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IMG_1071.jpg

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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IMG_6817.jpg

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

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IMG_1079.jpg

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Daisy

Daisy

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Almond

Almond

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Water Snail

Water Snail

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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IMG_1515.jpg

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Primula

Primula

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Container display

Container display

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Magnolia

Magnolia

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Fern

Fern

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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

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

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

<em>Eupeodes corollae</em> syn. <em>Metasyrphus corollae</em> (Hoverfly). Whilst it may look like a wasp, it is actually a hoverfly.

Eupeodes corollae syn. Metasyrphus corollae (Hoverfly). Whilst it may look like a wasp, it is actually a hoverfly.

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Geranium

Geranium

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

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

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

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Blackberry

Blackberry

Hebe

Hebe

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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IMG_0289.jpg

Slug

Slug

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

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

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

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

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

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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

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

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

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

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Hebe

Hebe

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Mixed border

Mixed border

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Gazania

Gazania

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Cacti

Cacti

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

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

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

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun 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

Hosta

Hosta

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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)

Cabbage

Cabbage

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Agave

Agave

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

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

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Anthurium

Anthurium

Blossom

Blossom

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Ladybird

Ladybird

Log pile

Log pile

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Verbena

Verbena

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

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

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

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Grass snake

Grass snake

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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P1020299

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

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

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

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Azalea

Azalea

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

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

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

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

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

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

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Petunia

Petunia

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

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

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

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IMG_0126.jpg

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

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

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Blackfly

Blackfly

Dandelion

Dandelion

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Duck

Duck

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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image46

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

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

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

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

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

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Fern

Fern

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image42

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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P1020306

Iris

Iris

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Dianthus

Dianthus

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Fencing

Fencing

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Slug

Slug

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Duck

Duck

Mixed border

Mixed border

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Iris

Iris

Deer

Deer

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

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

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

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

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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P1000146

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

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P1010178-sml.jpg

Gerbera

Gerbera

<em>Clematis</em> 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Azalea

Azalea

Petunia

Petunia

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Slug

Slug

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Grass roof

Grass roof

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

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

Mushroom

Mushroom

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

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

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

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

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

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

<em>Lilioceris lilii</em> (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle) including damage to the lily leaves.

Lilioceris lilii (lily beetle, scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle) including damage to the lily leaves.

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Petunia

Petunia

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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IMG_1492.jpg

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

<em>Berberis thunbergii</em> f. <em>atropurpurea</em> 'Harlequin' (Berberis, Purple berberis, Barberry, Purple Japanese barberry)

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Mushroom

Mushroom

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Primula

Primula

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Magnolia

Magnolia

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Slug

Slug

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

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

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Primula

Primula

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

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

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

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Clematis

Clematis

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

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

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Small water feature

Small water feature

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Common frog

Common frog

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P1010328-sml.jpg

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

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IMG_0198.jpg

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

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P1010181-sml.jpg

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Daisy

Daisy

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Lemon

Lemon

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

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

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

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Garden design

Garden design

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

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

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

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Slug

Slug

Banana

Banana

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

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

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Primula

Primula

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Cacti

Cacti

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

Primula

Primula

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

<em>Clematis jackmanii</em>

Clematis jackmanii

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

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

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Waterfall

Waterfall

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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.

Gerbera

Gerbera

Geranium

Geranium

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

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

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

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

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

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

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

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lantern rose, Hellebore)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Bonsai

Bonsai

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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

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

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Daisy

Daisy

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

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

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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

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

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Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Viburnum

Viburnum

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Banana

Banana

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

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