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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

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Azalea

Azalea

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Azalea

Azalea

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Gazania

Gazania

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

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

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

Waterfall

Waterfall

Heron

Heron

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

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

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

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

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

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

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

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

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.

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

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

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Fencing

Fencing

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Common newt

Common newt

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Primula

Primula

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Cacti

Cacti

Clematis

Clematis

Hebe

Hebe

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Banana

Banana

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

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Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

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

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

Mixed border

Mixed border

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

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

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

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

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

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

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Courgette

Courgette

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

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Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Blossom

Blossom

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

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

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

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Slug

Slug

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

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Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Iris

Iris

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Lupin

Lupin

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

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.

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Grass snake

Grass snake

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Agave

Agave

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

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

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

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

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

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Primula

Primula

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

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

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

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Dandelion

Dandelion

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Heuchera

Heuchera

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

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

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Fig

Fig

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

Clematis 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

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

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

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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

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

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Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Gerbera

Gerbera

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

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

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

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Pond

Pond

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

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

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

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

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

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Mushroom

Mushroom

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

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

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

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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.

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

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IMG_1493.jpg

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

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Petunia

Petunia

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Clematis

Clematis

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

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Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Ladybird

Ladybird

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Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

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

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Cacti

Cacti

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

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

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

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

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

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

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

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image94

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

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IMG_1079.jpg

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image46

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

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

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Slug

Slug

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Blossom

Blossom

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Lemon

Lemon

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

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image25

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Cosmos

Cosmos

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'

Orchid

Orchid

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

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

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

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Agave

Agave

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Hebe

Hebe

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Black Millet

Black Millet

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

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

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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IMG_9171.jpg

Banana

Banana

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

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

Laurel

Laurel

Magnolia

Magnolia

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Pricking out

Pricking out

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

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

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Waterlily

Waterlily

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Geranium

Geranium

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Azalea

Azalea

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Grass roof

Grass roof

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P1010744.jpg

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IMG_8967.jpg

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Tulip

Tulip

Tulip

Tulip

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

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

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

Waterlily

Waterlily

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

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

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

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

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

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

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

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

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

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Mushroom

Mushroom

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image54

Blossom

Blossom

Primula

Primula

Magnolia

Magnolia

Gazania

Gazania

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

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

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

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

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P1010780.jpg

Ladybird

Ladybird

Slug

Slug

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Mushroom

Mushroom

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Fencing

Fencing

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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.

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

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IMG_1492.jpg

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Bonsai

Bonsai

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

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

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

Garden design

Garden design

Ants

Ants

Duck

Duck

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Palm

Palm

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

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P1000144

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Lupin

Lupin

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

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

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

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

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

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'  AGM

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Fern

Fern

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

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

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

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Duck

Duck

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Garden roller

Garden roller

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

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

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

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

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Daisy

Daisy

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

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.

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

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P1000146

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

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

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Primula

Primula

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Orchid

Orchid

Log pile

Log pile

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Aster amellus

Aster amellus

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Daisy

Daisy

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Hosta

Hosta

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Blackberry

Blackberry

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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

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

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

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

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

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

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

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

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IMG_1070.jpg

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Clematis

Clematis

Primula

Primula

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Gazania

Gazania

Primula

Primula

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ants

Ants

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Banana

Banana

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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IMG_0126.jpg

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Palm

Palm

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Praying matis

Praying matis

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

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

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

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Verbena

Verbena

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Hebe

Hebe

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

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)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Lemon

Lemon

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Clematis jackmanii

Clematis jackmanii

Hosta

Hosta

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Lemon

Lemon

Patio planter

Patio planter

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Small water feature

Small water feature

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Almond

Almond

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

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image6

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

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

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

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

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

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

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Tulip

Tulip

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Blackfly

Blackfly

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

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

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Azalea

Azalea

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

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image85

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Gazania

Gazania

Daisy

Daisy

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

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IMG_0289.jpg

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Primula

Primula

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Azalea

Azalea

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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.

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

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

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

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image11

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

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IMG_6817.jpg

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

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P1020299

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Rose hips

Rose hips

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

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

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Primula

Primula

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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

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

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

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

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)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

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

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

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Clematis

Clematis

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

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

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

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

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

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Duck

Duck

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Banana

Banana

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Heron

Heron

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Slugs

Slugs

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Primula

Primula

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Primula

Primula

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

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

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Buddleja

Buddleja

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Penstemon

Penstemon

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

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

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Daisy

Daisy

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

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

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

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

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

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

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

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Slug

Slug

Dahlia

Dahlia

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

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P1010328-sml.jpg

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

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'

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Hebe

Hebe

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

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IMG_8968.jpg

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Iris

Iris

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Petunia

Petunia

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P1010784.jpg

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.

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Primula

Primula

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

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

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Petunia

Petunia

Lupin

Lupin

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Common frog

Common frog

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Almond

Almond

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Succulent

Succulent

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Petunia

Petunia

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

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)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Geranium

Geranium

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Deer

Deer

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

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

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

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Iris

Iris

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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IMG_1515.jpg

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Palm

Palm

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

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IMG_9204.jpg

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IMG_9966.jpg

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Brugmansia aurea (Angel's trumpet, trumpet flower, horn of plenty, Golden Angel's Trumpet)

Brugmansia aurea (Angel's trumpet, trumpet flower, horn of plenty, Golden Angel's Trumpet)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Petunia

Petunia

Azalea

Azalea

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Spider

Spider

Slug

Slug

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

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

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

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

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

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

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

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Orchid

Orchid

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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P1000015

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'

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

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

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Frozen water

Frozen water

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

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IMG_1502.jpg

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

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

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

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P1020306

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

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.

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Primula

Primula

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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P1010181-sml.jpg

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

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

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Primula

Primula

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Palm

Palm

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.

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

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

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

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Lemon

Lemon

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Cherry

Cherry

Dahlia

Dahlia

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

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

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Dianthus

Dianthus

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Water Snail

Water Snail

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

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Primula

Primula

Petunia

Petunia

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

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IMG_9227.jpg

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

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IMG_1076.jpg

Lupin

Lupin

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Slug

Slug

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Primula

Primula

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

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P1000151

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Slug

Slug

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Hebe

Hebe

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

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

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

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Blossom

Blossom

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

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

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

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

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

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Primula

Primula

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Garden design

Garden design

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Fern

Fern

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Azalea

Azalea

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Azalea

Azalea

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

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image72

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Clematis

Clematis

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Primula

Primula

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)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Squirrel

Squirrel

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hebe

Hebe

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

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P1010331-sml.jpg

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

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).

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Blossom

Blossom

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Container display

Container display

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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IMG_0030.jpg

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Mixed border

Mixed border

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

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

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Duck

Duck

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

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IMG_0198.jpg

Pond cover

Pond cover

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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

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

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Ants

Ants

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Primula

Primula

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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IMG_9591.jpg

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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image77

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Clematis

Clematis

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Hebe

Hebe

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Duck

Duck

Cabbage

Cabbage

Grass

Grass

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Garden design

Garden design

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Garden design

Garden design

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

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image42

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

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IMG_1514.jpg

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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P1010180-sml.jpg

Azalea

Azalea

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Clematis

Clematis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Rose moss

Rose moss

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Dahlia

Dahlia

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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)

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

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

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

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Viburnum

Viburnum

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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P1010178-sml.jpg

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Primula

Primula

Anthurium

Anthurium

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Slug

Slug

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

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

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

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

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

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P1000241

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

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.

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Petunia

Petunia

Daisy

Daisy

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dianthus

Dianthus

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Mushroom

Mushroom

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

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

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

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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

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

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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

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

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IMG_1589.jpg

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Ladybird

Ladybird

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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

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

Dianthus

Dianthus

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Iris

Iris

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

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P1010184-sml.jpg

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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'

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Clematis

Clematis

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Garden design

Garden design

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Cosmos

Cosmos

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

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

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

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

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