Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Waterlily

Waterlily

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Primula

Primula

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P1000151

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Lemon

Lemon

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Dahlia

Dahlia

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)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Azalea

Azalea

Primula

Primula

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Tulip

Tulip

Hebe

Hebe

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

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

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

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

Primula

Primula

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Dandelion

Dandelion

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

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

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

Mixed border

Mixed border

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Azalea

Azalea

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Ants

Ants

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

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

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

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

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Penstemon

Penstemon

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Mushroom

Mushroom

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Gazania

Gazania

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

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

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

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

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

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

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

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

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

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

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

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

Agave

Agave

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

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Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

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

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

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

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

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

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

Almond

Almond

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

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image45

Blossom

Blossom

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Fencing

Fencing

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Cacti

Cacti

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Waterfall

Waterfall

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

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)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Clematis

Clematis

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Slug

Slug

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Azalea

Azalea

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

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

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

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

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image46

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Azalea

Azalea

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Primula

Primula

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Petunia

Petunia

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Primula

Primula

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Container display

Container display

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Ants

Ants

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Magnolia

Magnolia

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

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

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Heron

Heron

Daisy

Daisy

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

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

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

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Water Snail

Water Snail

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Dianthus

Dianthus

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Azalea

Azalea

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Iris

Iris

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Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Duck

Duck

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Petunia

Petunia

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Blackfly

Blackfly

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

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

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

Blossom

Blossom

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

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

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

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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

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

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Daisy

Daisy

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

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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Daisy

Daisy

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

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

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Grass snake

Grass snake

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Ladybird

Ladybird

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

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P1010780.jpg

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Hebe

Hebe

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Lemon

Lemon

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

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

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

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

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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

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

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

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

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

Gazania

Gazania

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Petunia

Petunia

Mushroom

Mushroom

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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IMG_1515.jpg

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Garden design

Garden design

Banana

Banana

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

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

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Petunia

Petunia

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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IMG_1502.jpg

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image25

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Garden design

Garden design

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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image69

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Primula

Primula

Spider

Spider

Fern

Fern

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

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image85

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

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

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

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Hosta

Hosta

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.

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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

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

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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P1010328-sml.jpg

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IMG_9171.jpg

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P1000144

Palm

Palm

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Blossom

Blossom

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

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

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

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

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

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

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

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

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

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

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.

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Lemon

Lemon

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

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

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

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Cacti

Cacti

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Primula

Primula

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

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Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

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

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

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

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

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Orchid

Orchid

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

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

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 (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Palm

Palm

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Slug

Slug

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

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

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

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

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

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

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Camellia japonica with frost damage

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

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

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

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

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

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

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

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

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IMG_1071.jpg

Primula

Primula

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

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

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

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Mixed border

Mixed border

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

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

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

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

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

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

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

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Heron

Heron

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.

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

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IMG_0030.jpg

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Primula

Primula

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

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P1020306

Azalea

Azalea

Cosmos

Cosmos

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Lupin

Lupin

Magnolia

Magnolia

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

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

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

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Primula

Primula

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IMG_1070.jpg

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

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

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

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P1010744.jpg

Pricking out

Pricking out

Azalea

Azalea

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

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IMG_1076.jpg

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'  AGM

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Garden design

Garden design

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

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

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

Slug

Slug

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Rose moss

Rose moss

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

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

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

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Buddleja

Buddleja

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Hebe

Hebe

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

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

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

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Slug

Slug

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Garden design

Garden design

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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IMG_6817.jpg

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Clematis

Clematis

Squirrel

Squirrel

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

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image11

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Aster amellus

Aster amellus

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

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

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

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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IMG_0105.jpg

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

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IMG_9966.jpg

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Gazania

Gazania

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Geranium

Geranium

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

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

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Primula

Primula

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Waterlily

Waterlily

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

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

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

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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IMG_9204.jpg

Dianthus

Dianthus

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lupin

Lupin

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Hebe

Hebe

Orchid

Orchid

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Common newt

Common newt

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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IMG_1079.jpg

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Palm

Palm

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)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

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

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

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

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

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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

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

Duck

Duck

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Primula

Primula

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Daisy

Daisy

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Tulip

Tulip

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

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

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

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

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P1000147

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Palm

Palm

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

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

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Common frog

Common frog

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P1010184-sml.jpg

Bonsai

Bonsai

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

P1000146

P1000146

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

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IMG_0198.jpg

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Ants

Ants

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

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

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Magnolia

Magnolia

Buddleja

Buddleja

Gazania

Gazania

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Clematis

Clematis

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

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P1010784.jpg

Grass

Grass

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Clematis

Clematis

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

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

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Hebe

Hebe

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Pond

Pond

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Grass roof

Grass roof

Ladybird

Ladybird

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

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

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

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Slug

Slug

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Azalea

Azalea

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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image90

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Succulent

Succulent

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Cherry

Cherry

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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P1010178-sml.jpg

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Log pile

Log pile

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

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Banana

Banana

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

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

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Azalea

Azalea

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Primula

Primula

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Azalea

Azalea

Primula

Primula

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Black Millet

Black Millet

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Dahlia

Dahlia

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Agave

Agave

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

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

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

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

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

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, 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)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

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IMG_1514.jpg

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Almond

Almond

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

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

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

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

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

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

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Primula

Primula

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

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

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Hebe

Hebe

Slug

Slug

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

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

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Petunia

Petunia

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Geranium

Geranium

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

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.

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Tulip

Tulip

Frozen water

Frozen water

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Courgette

Courgette

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Viburnum

Viburnum

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

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

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Daisy

Daisy

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Fencing

Fencing

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Deer

Deer

Praying matis

Praying matis

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Orchid

Orchid

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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image72

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Fig

Fig

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Hosta

Hosta

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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IMG_9227.jpg

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Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Clematis

Clematis

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Petunia

Petunia

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Petunia

Petunia

Small water feature

Small water feature

Garden roller

Garden roller

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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IMG_8967.jpg

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Blossom

Blossom

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Slug

Slug

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Clematis

Clematis

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Garden design

Garden design

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Duck

Duck

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

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P1010885.jpg

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

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

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

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

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.

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Clematis

Clematis

Petunia

Petunia

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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IMG_0289.jpg

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Slug

Slug

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Primula

Primula

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Petunia

Petunia

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

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

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

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

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.

Pond cover

Pond cover

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

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

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

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

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

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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IMG_1589.jpg

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

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

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

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Duck

Duck

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

Blossom

Blossom

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

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

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

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Primula

Primula

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

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)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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P1000241

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Clematis 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Verbena

Verbena

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

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.

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

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Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

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

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Banana

Banana

Hebe

Hebe

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Blackberry

Blackberry

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IMG_0126.jpg

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Lupin

Lupin

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

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

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

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

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

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Cabbage

Cabbage

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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IMG_1516.jpg

Frozen water

Frozen water

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Primula

Primula

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Viburnum

Viburnum

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hebe

Hebe

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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

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

Lupin

Lupin

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Lemon

Lemon

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Hebe

Hebe

Fern

Fern

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

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

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

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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

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

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Cosmos

Cosmos

Rose hips

Rose hips

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

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.

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Iris

Iris

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Clematis

Clematis

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

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

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

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Duck

Duck

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

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

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

P1000015

P1000015

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

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

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

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Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Clematis jackmanii

Clematis jackmanii

Mushroom

Mushroom

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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

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

Banana

Banana

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

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

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

Laurel

Laurel

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Azalea

Azalea

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

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

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Slugs

Slugs

Iris

Iris

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.

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Iris

Iris

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Azalea

Azalea

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Dahlia

Dahlia

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

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