Complete list of photographs in the UKGardening gallery.

Shown below, is a selection of recent photographs I have taken, in and around my garden, surrounding woodland, family and friends gardens, gardening shows and public gardens.

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Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

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

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Daisy

Daisy

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Ladybird

Ladybird

Hosta

Hosta

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

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

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

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

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

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

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

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

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Water Snail

Water Snail

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Succulent

Succulent

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

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

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Gazania

Gazania

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Grass roof

Grass roof

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Cacti

Cacti

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

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

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

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Waterlily

Waterlily

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Gazania

Gazania

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Blossom

Blossom

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

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P1000015

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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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Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Gazania

Gazania

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Ants

Ants

Daisy

Daisy

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

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

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Petunia

Petunia

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Agave

Agave

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Grass

Grass

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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

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

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

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Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Hebe

Hebe

Azalea

Azalea

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

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

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

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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

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

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

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

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

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Clematis

Clematis

Cacti

Cacti

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Garden design

Garden design

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Heron

Heron

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Mixed border

Mixed border

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Clematis

Clematis

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Azalea

Azalea

Grass snake

Grass snake

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

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

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Clematis

Clematis

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Agave

Agave

Banana

Banana

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)

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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IMG_6817.jpg

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Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

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

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

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Common frog

Common frog

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Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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

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

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Courgette

Courgette

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

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

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

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.

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Duck

Duck

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

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IMG_1515.jpg

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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

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

Magnolia

Magnolia

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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IMG_1070.jpg

Lupin

Lupin

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Slug

Slug

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Praying matis

Praying matis

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

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

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

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Petunia

Petunia

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

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

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

Duck

Duck

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

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

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Azalea

Azalea

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Duck

Duck

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.

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Clematis

Clematis

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

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Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Slug

Slug

Dianthus

Dianthus

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Dianthus

Dianthus

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

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

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Anthurium

Anthurium

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Primula

Primula

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

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Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Ants

Ants

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Daisy

Daisy

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

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

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

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

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

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Orchid

Orchid

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Dahlia

Dahlia

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

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'

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Pond cover

Pond cover

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

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Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Lemon

Lemon

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Primula

Primula

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Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Deer

Deer

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

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Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

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

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

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Fern

Fern

Anthurium

Anthurium

Iris

Iris

Dandelion

Dandelion

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Blossom

Blossom

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Azalea

Azalea

Palm

Palm

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

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

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

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)

Pond

Pond

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

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

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

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

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)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

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

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

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

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Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Petunia

Petunia

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

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

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

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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.

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Gazania

Gazania

Magnolia

Magnolia

Azalea

Azalea

Garden design

Garden design

Frozen water

Frozen water

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IMG_1071.jpg

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Palm

Palm

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

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

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Aster amellus

Aster amellus

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

Hebe

Hebe

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

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

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

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Primula

Primula

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Mushroom

Mushroom

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

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'

Lupin

Lupin

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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IMG_8968.jpg

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

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IMG_1079.jpg

Mushroom

Mushroom

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Petunia

Petunia

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Orchid

Orchid

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Iris

Iris

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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

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

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

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Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Cabbage

Cabbage

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

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

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Patio planter

Patio planter

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Primula

Primula

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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'

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Blossom

Blossom

Heron

Heron

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

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image69

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

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image11

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.

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Cherry

Cherry

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

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.

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

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

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

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IMG_1492.jpg

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

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

Viburnum

Viburnum

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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)

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

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

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

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

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

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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'

Tulip

Tulip

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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IMG_1589.jpg

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Bonsai

Bonsai

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

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.

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Blossom

Blossom

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Dahlia

Dahlia

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Orchid

Orchid

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

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

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

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

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IMG_1516.jpg

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Iris

Iris

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

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P1010181-sml.jpg

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

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

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

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

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)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Primula

Primula

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

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

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Container display

Container display

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Palm

Palm

Petunia

Petunia

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Lemon

Lemon

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).

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

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

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.

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

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

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Hebe

Hebe

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

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

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

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

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

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Slug

Slug

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

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P1000147

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P1000241

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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image90

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Black Millet

Black Millet

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Clematis

Clematis

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

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

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

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IMG_9591.jpg

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Palm

Palm

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

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

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

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

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P1000151

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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IMG_9204.jpg

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

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

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

Slug

Slug

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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

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

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IMG_8967.jpg

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Squirrel

Squirrel

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Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Clematis

Clematis

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Fig

Fig

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Azalea

Azalea

Pond cover

Pond cover

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

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

Primula

Primula

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

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

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

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IMG_0289.jpg

Hebe

Hebe

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

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

Viburnum

Viburnum

Garden design

Garden design

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Slug

Slug

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Slug

Slug

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Camellia japonica with frost damage

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IMG_9227.jpg

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

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

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Duck

Duck

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Hebe

Hebe

Garden design

Garden design

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Clematis

Clematis

Slug

Slug

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Buddleja

Buddleja

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Hosta

Hosta

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

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

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

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Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Primula

Primula

Daisy

Daisy

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

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image46

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'  AGM

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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.

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

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

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Lupin

Lupin

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Laurel

Laurel

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

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

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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.

Common newt

Common newt

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

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

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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P1010885.jpg

Primula

Primula

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Lupin

Lupin

Clematis

Clematis

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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

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

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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

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

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

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.

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

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Verbena

Verbena

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Log pile

Log pile

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Banana

Banana

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Primula

Primula

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Waterfall

Waterfall

Tulip

Tulip

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

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

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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

Primula

Primula

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

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)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

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Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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IMG_1076.jpg

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

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Primula

Primula

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

These stained glass windows are from the Katherine Parr garden, designed by Yvonne Mathews. As part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The three stained glass windows, include the crest of Katherine Parr, on the right, the virgin Mary in the middle and the crest of Henry VIII on the left

These stained glass windows are from the Katherine Parr garden, designed by Yvonne Mathews. As part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The three stained glass windows, include the crest of Katherine Parr, on the right, the virgin Mary in the middle and the crest of Henry VIII on the left

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Hebe

Hebe

Petunia

Petunia

Petunia

Petunia

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

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

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

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Spider

Spider

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

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

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

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

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

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Blackfly

Blackfly

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Mixed border

Mixed border

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

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

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Geranium

Geranium

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

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

Geranium

Geranium

Pricking out

Pricking out

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Penstemon

Penstemon

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Primula

Primula

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

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

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Dianthus

Dianthus

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Squirrel

Squirrel

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Duck

Duck

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Almond

Almond

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Azalea

Azalea

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Tulip

Tulip

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Hebe

Hebe

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

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

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

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Hebe

Hebe

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

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

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

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Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Mushroom

Mushroom

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

Cosmos

Cosmos

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

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

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

Garden roller

Garden roller

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Daisy

Daisy

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

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

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

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Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

Lemon

Lemon

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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P1020306

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Petunia

Petunia

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Dahlia

Dahlia

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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

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

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

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

Ants

Ants

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

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

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

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Slugs

Slugs

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Slug

Slug

Petunia

Petunia

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Primula

Primula

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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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P1000146

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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

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

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Mushroom

Mushroom

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

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

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

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Primula

Primula

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Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Blackberry

Blackberry

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

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

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

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lemon

Lemon

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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

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

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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P1000144

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Primula

Primula

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Rose hips

Rose hips

Fencing

Fencing

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Banana

Banana

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Fern

Fern

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

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

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

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Primula

Primula

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Banana

Banana

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

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

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Clematis jackmanii

Clematis jackmanii

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

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

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Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

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Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Rose moss

Rose moss

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

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

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

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)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

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

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Cosmos

Cosmos

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Primula

Primula

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Blossom

Blossom

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

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

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Iris

Iris

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Almond

Almond

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Small water feature

Small water feature

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.

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Primula

Primula

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

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

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

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

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

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P1020299

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

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

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Petunia

Petunia

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Garden design

Garden design

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Fencing

Fencing

Azalea

Azalea

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Petunia

Petunia

Clematis 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

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

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

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

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P1010780.jpg

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

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IMG_0198.jpg

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

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

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

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