Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Petunia

Petunia

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

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Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

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

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

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

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

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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Cosmos

Cosmos

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

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

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

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

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P1000144

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P1010180-sml.jpg

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Ants

Ants

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P1000146

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IMG_1076.jpg

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Duck

Duck

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Primula

Primula

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Gazania

Gazania

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

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

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Fern

Fern

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

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

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

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

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

Lupin

Lupin

Grass snake

Grass snake

Small water feature

Small water feature

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P1000241

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Primula

Primula

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Courgette

Courgette

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P1000151

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

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

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Daisy

Daisy

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

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

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Lemon

Lemon

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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

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

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Dianthus

Dianthus

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

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

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Dandelion

Dandelion

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IMG_8967.jpg

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

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

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Primula

Primula

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

<em>Fuchsia</em> 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Waterlily

Waterlily

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Slug

Slug

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Agave

Agave

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

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

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

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.

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Mushroom

Mushroom

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

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

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

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Primula

Primula

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Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

<em>Aster amellus</em>

Aster amellus

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

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

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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

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

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

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

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

Praying matis

Praying matis

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Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

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<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Garden design

Garden design

Petunia

Petunia

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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P1000015

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

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Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Deer

Deer

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

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

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

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Gazania

Gazania

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Duck

Duck

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

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

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

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

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Lemon

Lemon

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

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

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Magnolia

Magnolia

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Geranium

Geranium

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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IMG_0105.jpg

Iris

Iris

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Heron

Heron

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

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

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

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

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

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

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Garden design

Garden design

Hebe

Hebe

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Hosta

Hosta

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Blossom

Blossom

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

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image90

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

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

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Petunia

Petunia

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Hebe

Hebe

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Primula

Primula

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

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

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IMG_0126.jpg

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

<em>Clematis</em> 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Petunia

Petunia

Slug

Slug

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Cacti

Cacti

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Gazania

Gazania

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

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

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

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

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

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Orchid

Orchid

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Petunia

Petunia

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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

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

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Dianthus

Dianthus

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Petunia

Petunia

Primula

Primula

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

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

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

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

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

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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P1010181-sml.jpg

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hebe

Hebe

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

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

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

Frozen water

Frozen water

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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

Small water feature

Small water feature

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Fencing

Fencing

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

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

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Cacti

Cacti

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Petunia

Petunia

Flesh fly <em>Sarcophaga nodosa</em>

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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IMG_0289.jpg

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Garden design

Garden design

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

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

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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

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

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

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

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P1010885.jpg

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

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

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

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Almond

Almond

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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

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

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Primula

Primula

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

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image54

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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IMG_1079.jpg

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Hosta

Hosta

<em>Verbena bonariensis</em>

Verbena bonariensis

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Slug

Slug

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

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

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

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

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

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Daisy

Daisy

Waterlily

Waterlily

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Mushroom

Mushroom

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Fig

Fig

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

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

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

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

Agave

Agave

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

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

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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image6

Succulent

Succulent

Azalea

Azalea

Lemon

Lemon

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

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

Cosmos

Cosmos

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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

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

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Duck

Duck

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

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

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

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

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

Pricking out

Pricking out

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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IMG_1070.jpg

Garden roller

Garden roller

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Penstemon

Penstemon

<em>Clematis</em> 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

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

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

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)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

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Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

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.

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Ribes rubrum (Redcurrant) included in The Growing Tastes Allotment Garden, from Wincester Growers the were awarded a Gold medal and Best in Show for their garden.

Ribes rubrum (Redcurrant) included in The Growing Tastes Allotment Garden, from Wincester Growers the were awarded a Gold medal and Best in Show for their garden.

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Geranium

Geranium

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

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

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

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Blossom

Blossom

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Azalea

Azalea

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Lemon

Lemon

Waterlily

Waterlily

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Mixed border

Mixed border

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Variegated standard holly, part of the Anne of Cleves garden, designed by Fiona Bailey which was awarded a Bronze. It was part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Variegated standard holly, part of the Anne of Cleves garden, designed by Fiona Bailey which was awarded a Bronze. It was part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Hebe

Hebe

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

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

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Cabbage

Cabbage

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Azalea

Azalea

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Viburnum

Viburnum

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

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

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Orchid

Orchid

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Palm

Palm

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

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

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

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Pond

Pond

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

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

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Tulip

Tulip

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

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.

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Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Spider

Spider

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Slug

Slug

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

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

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

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

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

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

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Slugs

Slugs

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

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

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

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

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Almond

Almond

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

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

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

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Lupin

Lupin

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Petunia

Petunia

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

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

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Primula

Primula

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

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

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Grass roof

Grass roof

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Heuchera

Heuchera

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Foxtail lily <em>Eremurus stenophyllus</em>

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Lupin

Lupin

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Azalea

Azalea

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Bonsai

Bonsai

Azalea

Azalea

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

Rose moss

Rose moss

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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Banana

Banana

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Hebe

Hebe

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Garden design

Garden design

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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P1010744.jpg

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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IMG_1589.jpg

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Black Millet

Black Millet

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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

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

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Azalea

Azalea

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Primula

Primula

Viburnum

Viburnum

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Tulip

Tulip

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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image46

Garden design

Garden design

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IMG_1071.jpg

Slug

Slug

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Primula

Primula

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Blackfly

Blackfly

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

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

Daisy

Daisy

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

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

<em>Clematis jackmanii</em>

Clematis jackmanii

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Hebe

Hebe

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

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

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Mixed border

Mixed border

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tulip

Tulip

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Ladybird

Ladybird

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

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

Magnolia

Magnolia

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Primula

Primula

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

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IMG_1514.jpg

Azalea

Azalea

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

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

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

Blossom

Blossom

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

<em>Heuchera</em>

Heuchera

Slug

Slug

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

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

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

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

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

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

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

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Azalea

Azalea

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image89

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

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

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Azalea

Azalea

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

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

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Anthurium

Anthurium

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Palm

Palm

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Iris

Iris

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Petunia

Petunia

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

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P1010331-sml.jpg

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

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

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

Waterfall

Waterfall

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

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

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

This water feature was installed in the I Promise garden, designed by Year 6 of the St. John the Divine Primary School, at Hampton Court Flower Show 2009, where it was awarded a Silver-Gilt

This water feature was installed in the I Promise garden, designed by Year 6 of the St. John the Divine Primary School, at Hampton Court Flower Show 2009, where it was awarded a Silver-Gilt

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Palm

Palm

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Blossom

Blossom

Azalea

Azalea

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

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

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Blossom

Blossom

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

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

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

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Heron

Heron

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Hebe

Hebe

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

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image94

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.

Lupin

Lupin

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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IMG_9966.jpg

Ants

Ants

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Fern

Fern

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

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

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

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

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

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Iris

Iris

Anthurium

Anthurium

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

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

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

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Verbena

Verbena

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

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

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

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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.

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Iris

Iris

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

<em>Fuchsia</em>

Fuchsia

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

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

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

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

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.

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Azalea

Azalea

Primula

Primula

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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image15

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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IMG_9171.jpg

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Daisy

Daisy

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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P1020306

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

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

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

Magnolia

Magnolia

Fencing

Fencing

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

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

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Hebe

Hebe

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Ants

Ants

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

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

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

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

Container display

Container display

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Banana

Banana

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Banana

Banana

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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IMG_1515.jpg

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

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P1010784.jpg

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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

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

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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IMG_9227.jpg

Belted hoverfly <em>Volucella zonaria</em>

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Laurel

Laurel

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

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

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

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

IMG_1516.jpg

IMG_1516.jpg

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

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Hebe

Hebe

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Buddleja

Buddleja

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

<em>Clematis</em> 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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IMG_9204.jpg

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

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

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

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

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Cherry

Cherry

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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image77

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

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

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

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

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Common newt

Common newt

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

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IMG_0198.jpg

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

<em>Dahlia</em>

Dahlia

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Primula

Primula

Gerbera

Gerbera

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Petunia

Petunia

Log pile

Log pile

IMG_0030.jpg

IMG_0030.jpg

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

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

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

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

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Hebe

Hebe

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Duck

Duck

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Water Snail

Water Snail

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

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

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

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

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

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

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

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Primula

Primula

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Primula

Primula

Frozen water

Frozen water

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Primula

Primula

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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

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

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Petunia

Petunia

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

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

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Clematis

Clematis

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

IMG_1492.jpg

IMG_1492.jpg

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Gazania

Gazania

Primula

Primula

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Rose hips

Rose hips

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P1000147

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

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

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

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

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P1020005.jpg

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.

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

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

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

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Slug

Slug

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

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

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

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

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

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

<em>Clematis montana</em> Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

IMG_8968.jpg

IMG_8968.jpg

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image45

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

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

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

Slug

Slug

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

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

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

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Dianthus

Dianthus

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

<em>Clematis armandii</em>

Clematis armandii

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Orchid

Orchid

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

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

<em>Narcissus</em> (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

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)

Blackberry

Blackberry

Banana

Banana

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

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

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

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

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

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

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

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)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

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Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Primula

Primula

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

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

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

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

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

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Primula

Primula

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

<em>Crocus biflorus</em>

Crocus biflorus

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

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

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

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image42

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

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

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

Common frog

Common frog

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Grass

Grass

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

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

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

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

<em>Clematis</em>

Clematis

Squirrel

Squirrel

Duck

Duck

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Daisy

Daisy

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Palm

Palm

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

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

<em>Iris sibirica</em>

Iris sibirica

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

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

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

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