Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Azalea

Azalea

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

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

Magnolia

Magnolia

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Banana

Banana

Hosta

Hosta

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Palm

Palm

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Pond cover to protect the fish from the heron, and the pond from the children.

Pond cover to protect the fish from the heron, and the pond from the children.

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

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

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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)

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Banana

Banana

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Mushroom

Mushroom

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

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image77

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Azalea

Azalea

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Magnolia

Magnolia

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IMG_0198.jpg

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

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)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Gazania

Gazania

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Duck

Duck

Buddleja

Buddleja

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

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P1010328-sml.jpg

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Primula

Primula

Mixed border

Mixed border

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Duck

Duck

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

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IMG_1502.jpg

Tulip

Tulip

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

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

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

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Deer

Deer

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

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Mushroom

Mushroom

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

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

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

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Lupin

Lupin

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

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

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

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'  AGM

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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IMG_0030.jpg

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Primula

Primula

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

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

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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P1010780.jpg

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Clematis

Clematis

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

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

Hebe

Hebe

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Praying matis

Praying matis

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Primula

Primula

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Clematis jackmanii

Clematis jackmanii

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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P1010178-sml.jpg

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Slug

Slug

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Clematis

Clematis

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Hebe

Hebe

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Primula

Primula

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Ants

Ants

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Primula

Primula

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Hebe

Hebe

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

Penstemon

Penstemon

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

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P1010784.jpg

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Iris

Iris

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

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

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Azalea

Azalea

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Waterlily

Waterlily

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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P1000241

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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

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

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Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Primula

Primula

Primula

Primula

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

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

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

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

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

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

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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

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

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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P1000015

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

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

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

The Katherine of Aragon garden, designed by Graham Burgess, it was awarded a Bronze medal. As part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

The Katherine of Aragon garden, designed by Graham Burgess, it was awarded a Bronze medal. As part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Garden roller

Garden roller

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P1010744.jpg

Duck

Duck

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Dahlia

Dahlia

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

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

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

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

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

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Viburnum

Viburnum

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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.

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Petunia

Petunia

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Cabbage

Cabbage

Garden design

Garden design

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

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IMG_1589.jpg

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Primula

Primula

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Orchid

Orchid

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Ants

Ants

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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P1020306

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

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P1020005.jpg

Heuchera

Heuchera

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Petunia

Petunia

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Lemon

Lemon

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

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

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

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

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Grass roof

Grass roof

Lupin

Lupin

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Succulent

Succulent

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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

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

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Gazania

Gazania

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Gazania

Gazania

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Agave

Agave

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

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.

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

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

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Garden design

Garden design

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Iris

Iris

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

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Cosmos

Cosmos

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

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P1000146

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Rose moss

Rose moss

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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IMG_1515.jpg

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

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.

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Clematis 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Cacti

Cacti

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Primula

Primula

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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IMG_0289.jpg

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

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

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

Hebe

Hebe

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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)

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Petunia

Petunia

Clematis

Clematis

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Laurel

Laurel

Petunia

Petunia

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Blackberry

Blackberry

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Petunia

Petunia

Penstemon

Penstemon

Azalea

Azalea

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IMG_0105.jpg

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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IMG_9591.jpg

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

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

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

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

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

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

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Blossom

Blossom

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Azalea

Azalea

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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

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

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

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

Aster amellus

Aster amellus

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

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

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Almond

Almond

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Slug

Slug

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Grass

Grass

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Waterlily

Waterlily

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

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IMG_1076.jpg

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

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

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Fencing

Fencing

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

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

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P1010885.jpg

Lemon

Lemon

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

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

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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image15

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

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

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Common frog

Common frog

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Waterfall

Waterfall

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

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Petunia

Petunia

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Orchid

Orchid

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

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

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

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

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

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

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

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

Hebe

Hebe

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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IMG_1492.jpg

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Slug

Slug

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

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P1010184-sml.jpg

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Duck

Duck

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image54

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

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

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

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image69

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Primula

Primula

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Pond

Pond

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.

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

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

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

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Common newt

Common newt

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IMG_9171.jpg

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Gerbera

Gerbera

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

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

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Geranium

Geranium

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

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

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Primula

Primula

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

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image6

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Garden design

Garden design

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Lupin

Lupin

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Patio planter

Patio planter

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

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P1000144

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

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

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

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Palm

Palm

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

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

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

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Agave

Agave

Tulip

Tulip

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

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

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

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

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

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

Palm

Palm

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

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

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

Daisy

Daisy

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Rose hips

Rose hips

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Blossom

Blossom

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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image11

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

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

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

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Azalea

Azalea

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

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

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

Fencing

Fencing

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Lemon

Lemon

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

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

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

Hosta

Hosta

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Water Snail

Water Snail

Primula

Primula

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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image85

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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IMG_6817.jpg

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Pond cover

Pond cover

Patio planter

Patio planter

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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IMG_9966.jpg

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

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

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

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

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

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Gazania

Gazania

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Clematis

Clematis

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Palm

Palm

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Heron

Heron

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Iris

Iris

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

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Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

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

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

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Rock Garden

Rock 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.

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.

Slug

Slug

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

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

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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IMG_1071.jpg

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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IMG_0126.jpg

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IMG_1493.jpg

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Petunia

Petunia

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Magnolia

Magnolia

Anthurium

Anthurium

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Mixed border

Mixed border

Viburnum

Viburnum

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

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IMG_9204.jpg

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Primula

Primula

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Hebe

Hebe

Banana

Banana

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

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

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

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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IMG_1070.jpg

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

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

Dahlia

Dahlia

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

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

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Clematis

Clematis

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

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Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Pricking out

Pricking out

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Iris

Iris

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

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

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

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Banana

Banana

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Almond

Almond

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Hebe

Hebe

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Black Millet

Black Millet

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

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Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Dahlia

Dahlia

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Ants

Ants

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

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)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hebe

Hebe

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IMG_9227.jpg

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Blossom

Blossom

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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

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

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

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

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

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

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Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Clematis

Clematis

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Daisy

Daisy

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

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Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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.

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Azalea

Azalea

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

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

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

Blossom

Blossom

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

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

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

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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IMG_1514.jpg

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Fern

Fern

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Petunia

Petunia

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

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

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

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

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Primula

Primula

Garden design

Garden design

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Daisy

Daisy

Orchid

Orchid

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Azalea

Azalea

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Daisy

Daisy

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

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Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Tulip

Tulip

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Lemon

Lemon

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

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

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Slug

Slug

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lupin

Lupin

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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IMG_8968.jpg

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

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

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

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Fern

Fern

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Squirrel

Squirrel

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Duck

Duck

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

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

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

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Spider

Spider

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Blossom

Blossom

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Azalea

Azalea

Cacti

Cacti

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

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

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

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Blackfly

Blackfly

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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

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

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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P1010180-sml.jpg

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

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IMG_8967.jpg

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

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

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

Clematis

Clematis

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Garden design

Garden design

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Grass snake

Grass snake

Slug

Slug

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

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

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

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

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Primula

Primula

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Fig

Fig

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image45

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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P1020299

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Small water feature

Small water feature

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

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

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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

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

Daisy

Daisy

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Heron

Heron

Container display

Container display

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

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IMG_1516.jpg

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

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

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Clematis

Clematis

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Petunia

Petunia

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

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

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

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Geranium

Geranium

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

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

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

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

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

Primula

Primula

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

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

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

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

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

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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P1000151

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Courgette

Courgette

Cherry

Cherry

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

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.

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

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

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

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

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

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Slugs

Slugs

Azalea

Azalea

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Log pile

Log pile

Slug

Slug

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Primula

Primula

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

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

Hebe

Hebe

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

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

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

Slug

Slug

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Azalea

Azalea

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

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

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

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Verbena

Verbena

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

P1000147

P1000147

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Pond cover

Pond cover

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

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Bonsai

Bonsai

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

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

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

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

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

Dandelion

Dandelion

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Primula

Primula

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

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