Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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

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Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Blossom

Blossom

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Azalea

Azalea

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

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

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

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Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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.

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

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

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lupin

Lupin

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Petunia

Petunia

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

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

<em>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)

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

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

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)

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

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

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

<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).

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

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

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

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Cacti

Cacti

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Hebe

Hebe

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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.

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

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

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

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

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

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

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Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Garden design

Garden design

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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

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

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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

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

Hosta

Hosta

Grass snake

Grass snake

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Dandelion

Dandelion

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Primula

Primula

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

<em>Clematis</em> 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Palm

Palm

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Dianthus

Dianthus

Tulip

Tulip

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Slug

Slug

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Hebe

Hebe

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Mixed border

Mixed border

Patio planter

Patio planter

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Magnolia

Magnolia

<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'

<em>Clematis</em> 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Small water feature

Small water feature

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Container display

Container display

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Banana

Banana

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Duck

Duck

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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P1020306

Garden roller

Garden roller

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Squirrel

Squirrel

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

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Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Fig

Fig

Primula

Primula

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

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Primula

Primula

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Foxtail lily <em>Eremurus stenophyllus</em>

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Clematis

Clematis

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Lupin

Lupin

Cabbage

Cabbage

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

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

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

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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

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

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

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

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

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

Viburnum

Viburnum

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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P1000015

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Primula

Primula

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Gazania

Gazania

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Azalea

Azalea

<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

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

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

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

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Heron

Heron

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Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

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

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

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

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IMG_6817.jpg

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

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P1000146

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

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

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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image11

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Hebe

Hebe

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

<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)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

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

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

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

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

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

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Dianthus

Dianthus

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

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

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

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)

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Grass

Grass

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Petunia

Petunia

Daisy

Daisy

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

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

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

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

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

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Azalea

Azalea

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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P1000241

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

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P1010784.jpg

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

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P1010780.jpg

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

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

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Banana

Banana

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

<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'

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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image69

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Verbena

Verbena

<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'

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Azalea

Azalea

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

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

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

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

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Orchid

Orchid

Azalea

Azalea

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

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IMG_1493.jpg

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Heron

Heron

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

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Blackberry

Blackberry

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Hebe

Hebe

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Gazania

Gazania

Small water feature

Small water feature

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Slug

Slug

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Anthurium

Anthurium

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image25

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Azalea

Azalea

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Palm

Palm

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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

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

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Garden design

Garden design

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Hebe

Hebe

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Anthurium

Anthurium

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

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

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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P1010180-sml.jpg

Mushroom

Mushroom

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Primula

Primula

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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P1010181-sml.jpg

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

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P1020299

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Garden design

Garden design

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Primula

Primula

Geranium

Geranium

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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P1000144

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Rose moss

Rose moss

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Primula

Primula

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

Slug

Slug

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

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IMG_0030.jpg

<em>Verbena bonariensis</em>

Verbena bonariensis

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Primula

Primula

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

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

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

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

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

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

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

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

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

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

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

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

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

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

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Duck

Duck

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Petunia

Petunia

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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

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

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

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

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

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Petunia

Petunia

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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IMG_0198.jpg

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Ants

Ants

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

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Garden design

Garden design

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

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)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Garden design

Garden design

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Petunia

Petunia

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Deer

Deer

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

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

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Almond

Almond

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

<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)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

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

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

Tulip

Tulip

Slug

Slug

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

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Petunia

Petunia

Azalea

Azalea

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Daisy

Daisy

Almond

Almond

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Magnolia

Magnolia

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

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IMG_9966.jpg

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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

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

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Gerbera

Gerbera

Ants

Ants

Primula

Primula

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

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IMG_8968.jpg

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

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

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P1010744.jpg

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

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

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

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

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

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

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

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Common newt

Common newt

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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IMG_1515.jpg

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IMG_9171.jpg

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Cherry

Cherry

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Hebe

Hebe

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

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

<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)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Magnolia

Magnolia

<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)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Mixed border

Mixed border

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Log pile

Log pile

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

<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)

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Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Blossom

Blossom

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Hebe

Hebe

Waterlily

Waterlily

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

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

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

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hebe

Hebe

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Pond cover

Pond cover

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hebe

Hebe

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Lemon

Lemon

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

<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

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Common frog

Common frog

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

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

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Bonsai

Bonsai

Mushroom

Mushroom

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Palm

Palm

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Banana

Banana

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Lemon

Lemon

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

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IMG_1502.jpg

Primula

Primula

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Orchid

Orchid

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Blossom

Blossom

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Hebe

Hebe

Duck

Duck

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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

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

Courgette

Courgette

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Slug

Slug

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Azalea

Azalea

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Lupin

Lupin

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

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

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

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

Primula

Primula

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

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

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

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Blossom

Blossom

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

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

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Petunia

Petunia

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Orchid

Orchid

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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

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

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Agave

Agave

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

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

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

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

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

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

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

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Daisy

Daisy

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Iris

Iris

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

<em>Heuchera</em>

Heuchera

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Pricking out

Pricking out

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

<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'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Patio planter

Patio planter

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

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

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Banana

Banana

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

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

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

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

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

<em>Clematis jackmanii</em>

Clematis jackmanii

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.

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

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

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

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

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

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

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Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Fern

Fern

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Frozen water

Frozen water

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Duck

Duck

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

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

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Azalea

Azalea

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Pond

Pond

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

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

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IMG_0126.jpg

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IMG_1076.jpg

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IMG_9227.jpg

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Azalea

Azalea

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

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IMG_1070.jpg

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

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

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

<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

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

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

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

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Flesh fly <em>Sarcophaga nodosa</em>

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Iris

Iris

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Iris

Iris

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

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IMG_1079.jpg

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Praying matis

Praying matis

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

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Waterfall

Waterfall

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Blossom

Blossom

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

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.

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)

Succulent

Succulent

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Primula

Primula

Petunia

Petunia

Cosmos

Cosmos

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Azalea

Azalea

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

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)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Blackfly

Blackfly

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Magnolia

Magnolia

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

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

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

<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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Daisy

Daisy

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

<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'

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

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

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

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

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

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IMG_1492.jpg

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

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

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

<em>Aster amellus</em>

Aster amellus

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Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

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

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

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Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Agave

Agave

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.

Geranium

Geranium

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

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

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

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Ants

Ants

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Arum maculatum (cuckoo pint, cuckoo-pint, jack-in-the-pulpit, lords and ladies). The berries are produced in summer, turning orangey-red in late-summer, early autumn.

Arum maculatum (cuckoo pint, cuckoo-pint, jack-in-the-pulpit, lords and ladies). The berries are produced in summer, turning orangey-red in late-summer, early autumn.

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

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

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Duck

Duck

Primula

Primula

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

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

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

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

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P1010178-sml.jpg

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Ladybird

Ladybird

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

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

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

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

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

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

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Slugs

Slugs

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

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IMG_0105.jpg

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Cosmos

Cosmos

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Mushroom

Mushroom

<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)

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image6

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

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

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Tulip

Tulip

Fencing

Fencing

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Rose hips

Rose hips

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Buddleja

Buddleja

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Primula

Primula

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

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P1000147

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Laurel

Laurel

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

<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)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Primula

Primula

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

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Lupin

Lupin

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Hosta

Hosta

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Slug

Slug

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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IMG_9204.jpg

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Lemon

Lemon

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

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IMG_1071.jpg

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Cosmos

Cosmos

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Black Millet

Black Millet

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

Slug

Slug

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

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

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

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Primula

Primula

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

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

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

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IMG_1516.jpg

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

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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.

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Water Snail

Water Snail

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

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

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

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

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

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

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Primula

Primula

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Penstemon

Penstemon

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

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

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

<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)

Slug

Slug

Grass roof

Grass roof

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

<em>Clematis</em> 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

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

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

Daisy

Daisy

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Palm

Palm

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

Gazania

Gazania

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

<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)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

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

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

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

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.

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Petunia

Petunia

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

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

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

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.

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lemon

Lemon

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

<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)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

<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.

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

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

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Iris

Iris

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

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

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

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

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

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

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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P1000151

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Cacti

Cacti

Spider

Spider

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Fern

Fern

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

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

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

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

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

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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image77

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

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

<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.

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

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

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Fencing

Fencing

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

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IMG_9591.jpg

Primula

Primula

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Dianthus

Dianthus

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

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image46

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

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.

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

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image45

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

<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'

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Gazania

Gazania

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

<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)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

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

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

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P1010328-sml.jpg

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Waterlily

Waterlily

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

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

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

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

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

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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