Plant list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

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

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Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

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

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

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

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

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Hosta

Hosta

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Azalea

Azalea

Daisy

Daisy

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Tulip

Tulip

Black Millet

Black Millet

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Pricking out

Pricking out

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

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

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

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Garden design

Garden design

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

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image6

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P1000144

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

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P1010328-sml.jpg

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

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P1010780.jpg

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Azalea

Azalea

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Fern

Fern

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Petunia

Petunia

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Primula

Primula

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Viburnum

Viburnum

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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

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

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

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

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

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Petunia

Petunia

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Iris

Iris

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Banana

Banana

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Lemon

Lemon

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Azalea

Azalea

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

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

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

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

Dianthus

Dianthus

Orchid

Orchid

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

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

Lemon

Lemon

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Rose moss

Rose moss

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Primula

Primula

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Tulip

Tulip

Gazania

Gazania

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Daisy

Daisy

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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Primula

Primula

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

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IMG_1502.jpg

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

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P1000151

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Primula

Primula

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

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

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

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

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

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'  AGM

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Banana

Banana

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Petunia

Petunia

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

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

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P1010885.jpg

Palm

Palm

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

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

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

Common frog

Common frog

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

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

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Primula

Primula

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

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

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Geranium

Geranium

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Aster amellus

Aster amellus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Cosmos

Cosmos

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Garden design

Garden design

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Ladybird

Ladybird

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Clematis

Clematis

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Primula

Primula

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

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

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

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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P1010784.jpg

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Slugs

Slugs

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Small water feature

Small water feature

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Mixed border

Mixed border

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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

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

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IMG_6817.jpg

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Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

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

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

Hosta

Hosta

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

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

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

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Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Gerbera

Gerbera

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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IMG_1515.jpg

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Primula

Primula

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Clematis

Clematis

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

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

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Ants

Ants

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

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

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

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

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

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Magnolia

Magnolia

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Fern

Fern

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Buddleja

Buddleja

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

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

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

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

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Clematis 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

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

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

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Petunia

Petunia

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

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P1020306

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

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IMG_1514.jpg

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

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

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Clematis jackmanii

Clematis jackmanii

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Petunia

Petunia

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Duck

Duck

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Penstemon

Penstemon

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Spider

Spider

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.

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

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

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

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

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Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

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

Almond

Almond

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Hebe

Hebe

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Slug

Slug

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Ants

Ants

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

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

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Clematis

Clematis

Hebe

Hebe

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Primula

Primula

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

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

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

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IMG_0289.jpg

Daisy

Daisy

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Lemon

Lemon

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Slug

Slug

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

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Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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IMG_0198.jpg

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

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

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

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Log pile

Log pile

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

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

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

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

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)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Mushroom

Mushroom

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Mushroom

Mushroom

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Petunia

Petunia

Primula

Primula

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Pond cover

Pond cover

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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.

Hebe

Hebe

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Penstemon

Penstemon

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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IMG_8968.jpg

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Heron

Heron

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

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

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

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

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

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

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Cosmos

Cosmos

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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.

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Primula

Primula

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

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P1010744.jpg

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

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

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

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

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

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

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

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Hebe

Hebe

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Cacti

Cacti

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Garden design

Garden design

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Blossom

Blossom

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Duck

Duck

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Orchid

Orchid

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

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

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Mixed border

Mixed border

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Clematis

Clematis

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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IMG_9227.jpg

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

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

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

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

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IMG_1071.jpg

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Rose hips

Rose hips

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Dahlia

Dahlia

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

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)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Blackfly

Blackfly

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

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

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

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

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

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

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

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

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Duck

Duck

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

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

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Clematis

Clematis

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hebe

Hebe

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Hebe

Hebe

Clematis

Clematis

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Primula

Primula

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Primula

Primula

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

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

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Primula

Primula

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

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

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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P1000241

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image89

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Azalea

Azalea

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Verbena

Verbena

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Palm

Palm

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

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)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Duck

Duck

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Cacti

Cacti

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Dahlia

Dahlia

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image54

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Petunia

Petunia

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Heron

Heron

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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IMG_0105.jpg

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Water Snail

Water Snail

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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IMG_9204.jpg

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Laurel

Laurel

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IMG_8967.jpg

Palm

Palm

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

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

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

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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image90

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

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

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

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

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IMG_1493.jpg

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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

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

Deer

Deer

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

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

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

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IMG_9966.jpg

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

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

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Primula

Primula

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

Geranium

Geranium

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Duck

Duck

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

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

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

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

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

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

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

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

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

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

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

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

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

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Azalea

Azalea

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Iris

Iris

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

P1000015

P1000015

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

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

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

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

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

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

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

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

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Agave

Agave

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Waterfall

Waterfall

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

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

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

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

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Blossom

Blossom

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Palm

Palm

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

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

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Slug

Slug

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lemon

Lemon

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image45

Dianthus

Dianthus

Primula

Primula

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Small water feature

Small water feature

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Gazania

Gazania

Ladybird

Ladybird

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Petunia

Petunia

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

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.

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.

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

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IMG_0126.jpg

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

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

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

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Anthurium

Anthurium

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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IMG_1070.jpg

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

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.

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Fencing

Fencing

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

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

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

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

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

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

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

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Clematis

Clematis

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Grass roof

Grass roof

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Garden design

Garden design

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Azalea

Azalea

Lupin

Lupin

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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IMG_1516.jpg

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Patio planter

Patio planter

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

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

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

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

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Praying matis

Praying matis

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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

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

Iris

Iris

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

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

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

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Pond

Pond

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

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

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Azalea

Azalea

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Primula

Primula

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

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

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Azalea

Azalea

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Primula

Primula

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Hebe

Hebe

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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

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

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

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Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Blossom

Blossom

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Lupin

Lupin

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

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

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

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Almond

Almond

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Gazania

Gazania

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

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

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IMG_9171.jpg

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Dahlia

Dahlia

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

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Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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image42

Gazania

Gazania

Garden design

Garden design

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Hebe

Hebe

Anthurium

Anthurium

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Daisy

Daisy

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

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

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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

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

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

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

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Petunia

Petunia

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Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

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IMG_0030.jpg

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

Slug

Slug

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Blossom

Blossom

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

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

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Dianthus

Dianthus

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

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

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Primula

Primula

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Azalea

Azalea

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Fig

Fig

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Lupin

Lupin

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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P1000147

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

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

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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IMG_1589.jpg

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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P1000146

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.

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

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Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Common newt

Common newt

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Petunia

Petunia

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Azalea

Azalea

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

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

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

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

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

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

Waterlily

Waterlily

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Fencing

Fencing

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Grass

Grass

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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

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

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Slug

Slug

Slug

Slug

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hebe

Hebe

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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

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

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Squirrel

Squirrel

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Iris

Iris

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Clematis

Clematis

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Cabbage

Cabbage

Frozen water

Frozen water

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Succulent

Succulent

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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

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

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Daisy

Daisy

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Bonsai

Bonsai

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

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

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

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Lupin

Lupin

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Cherry

Cherry

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

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

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

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

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

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Blackberry

Blackberry

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

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P1020299

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Slug

Slug

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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

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

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.

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

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

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

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

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

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

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Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hebe

Hebe

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Ants

Ants

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

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

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

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

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

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

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

Primula

Primula

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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.

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Orchid

Orchid

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

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

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

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

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

Container display

Container display

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

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

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

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Blossom

Blossom

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Dandelion

Dandelion

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Grass snake

Grass snake

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

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Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Courgette

Courgette

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Banana

Banana

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Agave

Agave

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Garden roller

Garden roller

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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image94

Petunia

Petunia

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Tulip

Tulip

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Azalea

Azalea

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Banana

Banana

Slug

Slug

Ladybird

Ladybird

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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