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Duck

Duck

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

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IMG_1589.jpg

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

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Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Rose hips

Rose hips

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

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

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Gazania

Gazania

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Dahlia

Dahlia

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Magnolia

Magnolia

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P1020306

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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

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

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Mushroom

Mushroom

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

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

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

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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image25

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Azalea

Azalea

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IMG_1493.jpg

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Daisy

Daisy

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Primula

Primula

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.

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Container display

Container display

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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'

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Fern

Fern

Ladybird

Ladybird

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Ants

Ants

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IMG_1070.jpg

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Laurel

Laurel

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

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

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

Garden design

Garden design

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Hosta

Hosta

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

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

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

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

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

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

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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P1000146

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

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

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

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)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Mixed border

Mixed border

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Slug

Slug

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

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

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

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Slug

Slug

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Lemon

Lemon

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Waterfall

Waterfall

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

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

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

Cabbage

Cabbage

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

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

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

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.

Lemon

Lemon

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

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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.

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

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

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

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

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

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

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P1010331-sml.jpg

Petunia

Petunia

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Petunia

Petunia

Log pile

Log pile

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Aster amellus

Aster amellus

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Slug

Slug

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

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

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

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Pond cover

Pond cover

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Tulip

Tulip

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Duck

Duck

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Iris

Iris

Waterlily

Waterlily

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Hebe

Hebe

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Hebe

Hebe

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Duck

Duck

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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image90

Verbena

Verbena

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

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.

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Daisy

Daisy

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

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

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P1000241

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

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P1020299

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IMG_8968.jpg

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Frozen water

Frozen water

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P1000015

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Palm

Palm

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

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

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

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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P1010178-sml.jpg

Ants

Ants

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

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

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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P1010744.jpg

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

Slug

Slug

Primula

Primula

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Anthurium

Anthurium

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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.

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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P1010184-sml.jpg

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Clematis

Clematis

Hosta

Hosta

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

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

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

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Heron

Heron

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Palm

Palm

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Praying matis

Praying matis

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P1010780.jpg

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Clematis jackmanii

Clematis jackmanii

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Ants

Ants

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

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P1000144

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Duck

Duck

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

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image46

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

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IMG_1515.jpg

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

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

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

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Gazania

Gazania

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

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

Hebe

Hebe

Primula

Primula

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Azalea

Azalea

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Fern

Fern

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IMG_9204.jpg

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

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IMG_0105.jpg

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Slug

Slug

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Primula

Primula

Heuchera

Heuchera

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

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

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Primula

Primula

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Banana

Banana

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Hebe

Hebe

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Azalea

Azalea

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Spider

Spider

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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IMG_9591.jpg

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Almond

Almond

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Cacti

Cacti

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Magnolia

Magnolia

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

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Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

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

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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'

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

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

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Clematis

Clematis

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Slug

Slug

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Blossom

Blossom

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

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)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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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)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Gazania

Gazania

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

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

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

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)

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Cosmos

Cosmos

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

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

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

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Banana

Banana

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

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

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

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

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

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Azalea

Azalea

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Pricking out

Pricking out

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Lemon

Lemon

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P1000147

Blossom

Blossom

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Hebe

Hebe

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

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

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

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Daisy

Daisy

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Lemon

Lemon

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

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

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Fencing

Fencing

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Iris

Iris

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Primula

Primula

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

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Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Waterlily

Waterlily

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

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

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Hebe

Hebe

Common frog

Common frog

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Mixed border

Mixed border

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

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

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

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Petunia

Petunia

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Primula

Primula

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Almond

Almond

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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.

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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IMG_1502.jpg

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

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

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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

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

Mushroom

Mushroom

Geranium

Geranium

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

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

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

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

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Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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

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

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

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

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

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

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

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Primula

Primula

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Penstemon

Penstemon

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Courgette

Courgette

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Patio planter

Patio planter

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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

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

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

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

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

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.

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Squirrel

Squirrel

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

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

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

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

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

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

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P1000151

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Primula

Primula

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

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

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

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Slug

Slug

Petunia

Petunia

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

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Penstemon

Penstemon

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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

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

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Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

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

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

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IMG_8967.jpg

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

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

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

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Agave

Agave

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

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

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

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

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Small water feature

Small water feature

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

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

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Black Millet

Black Millet

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

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Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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

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

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

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

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Slugs

Slugs

Azalea

Azalea

Grass snake

Grass snake

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Buddleja

Buddleja

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Clematis

Clematis

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Cacti

Cacti

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Dandelion

Dandelion

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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

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

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

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

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

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

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

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Primula

Primula

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Tulip

Tulip

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Tulip

Tulip

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

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.

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Grass roof

Grass roof

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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'

Cosmos

Cosmos

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Geranium

Geranium

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Garden design

Garden design

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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IMG_9171.jpg

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Dahlia

Dahlia

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

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IMG_0030.jpg

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Clematis

Clematis

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

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

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

Grass

Grass

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Blossom

Blossom

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

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

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

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

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

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P1010181-sml.jpg

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

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image45

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Orchid

Orchid

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

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

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

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image69

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Bonsai

Bonsai

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

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

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

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Petunia

Petunia

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

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

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

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Blackberry

Blackberry

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Primula

Primula

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

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P1010180-sml.jpg

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Petunia

Petunia

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Iris

Iris

Slug

Slug

Waterlily

Waterlily

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Orchid

Orchid

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Petunia

Petunia

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Lupin

Lupin

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Fencing

Fencing

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Blackfly

Blackfly

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Palm

Palm

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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IMG_0126.jpg

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Azalea

Azalea

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

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IMG_9227.jpg

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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

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

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IMG_0198.jpg

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Rose moss

Rose moss

Mushroom

Mushroom

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Pond

Pond

Gazania

Gazania

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

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.

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Garden roller

Garden roller

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

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image15

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

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

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

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Clematis

Clematis

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

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

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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

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

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Azalea

Azalea

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Azalea

Azalea

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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

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

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Daisy

Daisy

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Duck

Duck

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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P1010885.jpg

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

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

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

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Azalea

Azalea

Gerbera

Gerbera

Petunia

Petunia

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

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.

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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)

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Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Primula

Primula

Mushroom

Mushroom

Garden design

Garden design

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

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

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Blossom

Blossom

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Azalea

Azalea

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Primula

Primula

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Lupin

Lupin

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Hebe

Hebe

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

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)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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Anthurium

Anthurium

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Banana

Banana

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

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)

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.

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

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

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Garden design

Garden design

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

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'

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

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

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Agave

Agave

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

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

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

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Primula

Primula

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Deer

Deer

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Cherry

Cherry

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

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

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

Orchid

Orchid

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

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

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

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

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

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Clematis 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Ladybird

Ladybird

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Hebe

Hebe

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Daisy

Daisy

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

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

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

Banana

Banana

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

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

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Clematis

Clematis

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

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

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

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Primula

Primula

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Palm

Palm

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

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

Heuchera

Heuchera

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Primula

Primula

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

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

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

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Lupin

Lupin

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

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Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

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

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

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

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

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

Heron

Heron

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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.

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

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

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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)

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Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

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

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

Water Snail

Water Snail

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Dahlia

Dahlia

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Dianthus

Dianthus

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Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

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

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

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Clematis

Clematis

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Primula

Primula

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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'

Fig

Fig

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Garden design

Garden design

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

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

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

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

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

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

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

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

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

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

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

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Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Blossom

Blossom

Mushroom

Mushroom

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'  AGM

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

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

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

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

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

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

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Viburnum

Viburnum

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

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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Lupin

Lupin

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Primula

Primula

Hebe

Hebe

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

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

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

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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

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

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Common newt

Common newt

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Primula

Primula

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

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

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

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Clematis

Clematis

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Iris

Iris

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Succulent

Succulent

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

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P1010784.jpg

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

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

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

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