Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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

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Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Garden design

Garden design

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Blackberry

Blackberry

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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

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

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Primula

Primula

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

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Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

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

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

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Gazania

Gazania

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Petunia

Petunia

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Gazania

Gazania

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Fencing

Fencing

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

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Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

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P1000241

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Dahlia

Dahlia

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

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Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Clematis

Clematis

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

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

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Azalea

Azalea

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Lupin

Lupin

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

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

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)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

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

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

Viburnum

Viburnum

Banana

Banana

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Hebe

Hebe

Fern

Fern

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Daisy

Daisy

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Waterlily

Waterlily

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

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)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Viburnum

Viburnum

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

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

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

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

Mixed border

Mixed border

Blossom

Blossom

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Geranium

Geranium

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Banana

Banana

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

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

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

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

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Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Cacti

Cacti

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

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

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

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

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

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Azalea

Azalea

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

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

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

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Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Petunia

Petunia

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Bonsai

Bonsai

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Primula

Primula

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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.

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Tulip

Tulip

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

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

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

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Hebe

Hebe

Slug

Slug

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Black Millet

Black Millet

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

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

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

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

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Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Verbena

Verbena

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Lupin

Lupin

Slugs

Slugs

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

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)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Primula

Primula

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Slug

Slug

Primula

Primula

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Rose hips

Rose hips

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

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Buddleja

Buddleja

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

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P1010744.jpg

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

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

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

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Tulip

Tulip

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

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

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

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

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

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Dahlia

Dahlia

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)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

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

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

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Dandelion

Dandelion

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P1000147

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

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

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

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Orchid

Orchid

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

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

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Heron

Heron

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

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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P1020005.jpg

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Mushroom

Mushroom

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Gazania

Gazania

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

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

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

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

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

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Dahlia

Dahlia

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

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

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Hebe

Hebe

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

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.

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Rose moss

Rose moss

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Primula

Primula

Cacti

Cacti

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

Blossom

Blossom

Penstemon

Penstemon

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Pond cover

Pond cover

Clematis

Clematis

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Small water feature

Small water feature

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

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

Daisy

Daisy

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Lupin

Lupin

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Waterlily

Waterlily

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Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

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

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

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

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'

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Grass snake

Grass snake

Grass

Grass

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Azalea

Azalea

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

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image15

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Primula

Primula

Primula

Primula

Garden design

Garden design

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

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

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

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Hebe

Hebe

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Palm

Palm

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Cabbage

Cabbage

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

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.

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

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

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

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

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

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

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Primula

Primula

Dianthus

Dianthus

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garden roller

Garden roller

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Lemon

Lemon

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

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

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

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Ants

Ants

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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P1010780.jpg

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Mixed border

Mixed border

Azalea

Azalea

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Slug

Slug

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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P1010331-sml.jpg

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

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IMG_0105.jpg

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IMG_9204.jpg

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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IMG_8968.jpg

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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image45

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Cosmos

Cosmos

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Blossom

Blossom

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

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IMG_1076.jpg

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

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

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

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.

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Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Azalea

Azalea

Laurel

Laurel

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Hebe

Hebe

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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.

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

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

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

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

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

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Hebe

Hebe

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Iris

Iris

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Dianthus

Dianthus

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Duck

Duck

Grass roof

Grass roof

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Small water feature

Small water feature

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

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Ants

Ants

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Daisy

Daisy

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

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P1000151

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Hebe

Hebe

Primula

Primula

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Almond

Almond

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

Hosta

Hosta

Duck

Duck

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

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

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Ladybird

Ladybird

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

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

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

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Lupin

Lupin

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Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Slug

Slug

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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

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

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Primula

Primula

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Blossom

Blossom

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Palm

Palm

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

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Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

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

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

Cosmos

Cosmos

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

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)

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Azalea

Azalea

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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P1000146

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Cosmos

Cosmos

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Clematis

Clematis

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Blossom

Blossom

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

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

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

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

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

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

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

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Aster amellus

Aster amellus

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

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

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

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

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Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

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

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

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Primula

Primula

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 foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

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.

Ladybird

Ladybird

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Deer

Deer

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Water Snail

Water Snail

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

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IMG_8967.jpg

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

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Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

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

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Almond

Almond

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Petunia

Petunia

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

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

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Slug

Slug

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Petunia

Petunia

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Duck

Duck

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

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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IMG_9227.jpg

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

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.

Duck

Duck

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

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

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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

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

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Ladybird

Ladybird

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

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.

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Clematis

Clematis

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Garden design

Garden design

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IMG_1493.jpg

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

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

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

Magnolia

Magnolia

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hebe

Hebe

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

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

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Petunia

Petunia

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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

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

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.

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Primula

Primula

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lemon

Lemon

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

Dianthus

Dianthus

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

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

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

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

Orchid

Orchid

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image90

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)

Petunia

Petunia

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Iris

Iris

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Succulent

Succulent

Gazania

Gazania

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

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

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

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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image94

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

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

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

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

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

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

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P1020299

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

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)

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

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

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

Primula

Primula

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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.

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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

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

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

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

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

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

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

Orchid

Orchid

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

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IMG_1516.jpg

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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.

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Lemon

Lemon

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

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image69

Slug

Slug

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Duck

Duck

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P1000144

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

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

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

Pond

Pond

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

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IMG_1492.jpg

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Log pile

Log pile

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

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

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'  AGM

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Lemon

Lemon

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Patio planter

Patio planter

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Geranium

Geranium

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Slug

Slug

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Heron

Heron

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Agave

Agave

Petunia

Petunia

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Primula

Primula

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Azalea

Azalea

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Cherry

Cherry

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

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).

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

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

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

Brugmansia aurea (Angel's trumpet, trumpet flower, horn of plenty, Golden Angel's Trumpet)

Brugmansia aurea (Angel's trumpet, trumpet flower, horn of plenty, Golden Angel's Trumpet)

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P1020306

Palm

Palm

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

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

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

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Petunia

Petunia

Primula

Primula

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

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

Clematis

Clematis

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

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

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Hosta

Hosta

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

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

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

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Praying matis

Praying matis

Patio planter

Patio planter

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hebe

Hebe

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Primula

Primula

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Anthurium

Anthurium

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Courgette

Courgette

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

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

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IMG_0126.jpg

Primula

Primula

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Clematis jackmanii

Clematis jackmanii

Squirrel

Squirrel

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Buddleja

Buddleja

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IMG_1589.jpg

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Frozen water

Frozen water

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

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

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

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

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Tulip

Tulip

Penstemon

Penstemon

Clematis

Clematis

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

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IMG_9591.jpg

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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P1010180-sml.jpg

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Waterlily

Waterlily

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Frozen water

Frozen water

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P1000015

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Daisy

Daisy

Daisy

Daisy

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'

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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'

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

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IMG_1071.jpg

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Common newt

Common newt

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Slug

Slug

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Palm

Palm

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Primula

Primula

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

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

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

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

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Clematis

Clematis

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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

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

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

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

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

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

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

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

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

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Garden design

Garden design

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Spider

Spider

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

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Hebe

Hebe

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Agave

Agave

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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IMG_1514.jpg

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

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

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

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

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

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Ants

Ants

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)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Waterfall

Waterfall

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

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

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

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

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

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

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Banana

Banana

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Fig

Fig

Blackfly

Blackfly

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

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

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

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Petunia

Petunia

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Pricking out

Pricking out

Iris

Iris

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Petunia

Petunia

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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image89

Common frog

Common frog

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Iris

Iris

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

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

Clematis

Clematis

Garden design

Garden design

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

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

Banana

Banana

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

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Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Fern

Fern

Container display

Container display

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Fencing

Fencing

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'

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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