Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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Succulent

Succulent

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Azalea

Azalea

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Duck

Duck

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

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

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Blossom

Blossom

Hebe

Hebe

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

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A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Lemon

Lemon

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Flesh fly <em>Sarcophaga nodosa</em>

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

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Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

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

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

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

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

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Gerbera

Gerbera

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

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

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

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

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Ants

Ants

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Pricking out

Pricking out

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Lupin

Lupin

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

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

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Rose hips

Rose hips

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Primula

Primula

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Azalea

Azalea

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Azalea

Azalea

Magnolia

Magnolia

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Primula

Primula

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Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Banana

Banana

Banana

Banana

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Ants

Ants

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

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

Orchid

Orchid

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

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

Palm

Palm

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Azalea

Azalea

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

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

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

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Buddleja

Buddleja

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Primula

Primula

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Iris

Iris

Heron

Heron

Slugs

Slugs

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

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

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

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Hebe

Hebe

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Petunia

Petunia

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Petunia

Petunia

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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

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

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Mushroom

Mushroom

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Hebe

Hebe

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Lemon

Lemon

Dianthus

Dianthus

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Grass

Grass

Hosta

Hosta

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Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Geranium

Geranium

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

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

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Primula

Primula

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

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

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

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Mushroom

Mushroom

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Fern

Fern

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

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

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

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

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

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

Palm

Palm

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

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

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

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Water Snail

Water Snail

Banana

Banana

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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IMG_6817.jpg

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IMG_0030.jpg

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Primula

Primula

Foxtail lily <em>Eremurus stenophyllus</em>

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

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

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

Iris

Iris

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P1000146

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

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

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

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

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

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

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Lemon

Lemon

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Frozen water

Frozen water

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Waterfall

Waterfall

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Primula

Primula

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Hebe

Hebe

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Fig

Fig

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

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

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

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Slug

Slug

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Deer

Deer

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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

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

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

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IMG_9204.jpg

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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P1020299

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

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

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Duck

Duck

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Viburnum

Viburnum

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Magnolia

Magnolia

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

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

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

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

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

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)

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Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Lupin

Lupin

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Slug

Slug

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

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

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

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Azalea

Azalea

Blossom

Blossom

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Blackberry

Blackberry

Iris

Iris

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

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

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Cabbage

Cabbage

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Gazania

Gazania

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Laurel

Laurel

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Palm

Palm

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Petunia

Petunia

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Hebe

Hebe

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

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

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

Grass snake

Grass snake

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Daisy

Daisy

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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IMG_0105.jpg

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Cosmos

Cosmos

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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)

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

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

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Hebe

Hebe

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Spider

Spider

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

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

Cacti

Cacti

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

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

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

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

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

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

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

Ladybird

Ladybird

Garden design

Garden design

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

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

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

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

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

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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.

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Orchid

Orchid

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

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

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

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

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

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

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

Slug

Slug

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

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.

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Hebe

Hebe

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Hosta

Hosta

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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image46

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Almond

Almond

Blackfly

Blackfly

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

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.

Viburnum

Viburnum

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Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

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

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

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Fern

Fern

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

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

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

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Mixed border

Mixed border

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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P1000144

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Daisy

Daisy

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

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IMG_1071.jpg

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

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

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

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

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

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

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Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Blossom

Blossom

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Mushroom

Mushroom

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Primula

Primula

Iris

Iris

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P1010780.jpg

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

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

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

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

Mushroom

Mushroom

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Daisy

Daisy

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

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

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Azalea

Azalea

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lupin

Lupin

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

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

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Log pile

Log pile

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Primula

Primula

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

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

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

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

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Heron

Heron

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Gazania

Gazania

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

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IMG_0289.jpg

Anthurium

Anthurium

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Black Millet

Black Millet

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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

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

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Slug

Slug

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

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

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

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

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

Ladybird

Ladybird

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IMG_1515.jpg

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

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

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

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

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

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Patio planter

Patio planter

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Azalea

Azalea

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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

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

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

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

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

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

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

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Tulip

Tulip

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

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IMG_1514.jpg

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

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

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

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

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Primula

Primula

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird

Ladybird

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

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

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

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Bonsai

Bonsai

Palm

Palm

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

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Daisy

Daisy

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

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IMG_1079.jpg

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

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

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

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Primula

Primula

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P1010885.jpg

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Waterlily

Waterlily

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

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

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

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Orchid

Orchid

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image45

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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

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

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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image25

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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

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

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

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

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Petunia

Petunia

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Gazania

Gazania

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Fencing

Fencing

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Azalea

Azalea

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Tulip

Tulip

<em>Clematis</em> 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Azalea

Azalea

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Garden design

Garden design

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Garden design

Garden design

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IMG_1493.jpg

Petunia

Petunia

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Petunia

Petunia

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Container display

Container display

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Rose moss

Rose moss

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

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

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

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

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IMG_8968.jpg

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

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P1010178-sml.jpg

Banana

Banana

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

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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P1000241

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Primula

Primula

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

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IMG_9591.jpg

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Small water feature

Small water feature

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Primula

Primula

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

<em>Dahlia</em> '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.

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Fencing

Fencing

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

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

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Azalea

Azalea

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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

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

Slug

Slug

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Grass roof

Grass roof

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Gazania

Gazania

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Azalea

Azalea

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IMG_1070.jpg

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Common newt

Common newt

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

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

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

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

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

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Courgette

Courgette

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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image69

Magnolia

Magnolia

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P1010744.jpg

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

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

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

Verbena

Verbena

Pond

Pond

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

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IMG_9171.jpg

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

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

P1020306

P1020306

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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P1000151

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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

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

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

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

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

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P1000015

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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image94

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

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

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

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Primula

Primula

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Primula

Primula

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Primula

Primula

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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

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

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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)

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

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

Clematis

Clematis

Magnolia

Magnolia

Petunia

Petunia

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hebe

Hebe

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Lemon

Lemon

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

<em>Clematis</em> 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

<em>Verbena bonariensis</em>

Verbena bonariensis

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Dianthus

Dianthus

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image54

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

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P1010784.jpg

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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

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

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

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

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

IMG_1589.jpg

IMG_1589.jpg

Agave

Agave

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

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IMG_1502.jpg

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Dandelion

Dandelion

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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IMG_1076.jpg

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

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

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

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

Gerbera

Gerbera

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Hebe

Hebe

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Almond

Almond

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

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

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Slug

Slug

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

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

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

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

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P1010180-sml.jpg

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Garden roller

Garden roller

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Slug

Slug

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Mushroom

Mushroom

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P1000147

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

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

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

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

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

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Mixed border

Mixed border

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

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

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

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

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

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

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

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

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

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

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

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

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

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

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

Duck

Duck

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

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

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

<em>Clematis jackmanii</em>

Clematis jackmanii

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Cacti

Cacti

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Duck

Duck

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Praying matis

Praying matis

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Tulip

Tulip

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

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

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

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

IMG_1492.jpg

IMG_1492.jpg

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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P1020005.jpg

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

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

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Thyme bed, part of the Katherine Howard garden, designed by Philippa O'Brien which was awarded a Silver-Gilt. It was part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Thyme bed, part of the Katherine Howard garden, designed by Philippa O'Brien which was awarded a Silver-Gilt. It was part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

IMG_1516.jpg

IMG_1516.jpg

Slug

Slug

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Pond cover

Pond cover

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

Cherry

Cherry

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Garden design

Garden design

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

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

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

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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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P1010331-sml.jpg

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

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

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

IMG_9966.jpg

IMG_9966.jpg

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Agave

Agave

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Lupin

Lupin

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Blossom

Blossom

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

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

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

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

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Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Geranium

Geranium

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Primula

Primula

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Common frog

Common frog

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Garden design

Garden design

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Duck

Duck

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

<em>Heuchera</em>

Heuchera

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

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

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Primula

Primula

Petunia

Petunia

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

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

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

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Ants

Ants

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

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)

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Blossom

Blossom

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Petunia

Petunia

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

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

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

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

<em>Aster amellus</em>

Aster amellus

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Primula

Primula

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

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

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

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Daisy

Daisy

IMG_0950-blossom-01

IMG_0950-blossom-01

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

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

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

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Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Waterlily

Waterlily

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

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image77

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Petunia

Petunia

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

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

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