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I've been taking photographs of plants in and around my garden since I bought my first digital camera in 2001 (three years after I has started this website). So whilst wondering where to keep the pictures in the days before Flickr and cloud storage, I thought I'd create a little database of them on my UK Gardening website, and I've been taking photos and adding them to my site ever since.

Below is a very small, random selection of photographs I have taken over the last 23 years. To see a larger version of a photograph, click the image. You'll then be able to scroll left and right through the current selection.

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

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

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

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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

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

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Iris

Iris

Ladybird

Ladybird

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

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

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

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Log pile

Log pile

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Clematis 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Female mallard duck (Anas Platyrhynchos)

Female mallard duck (Anas Platyrhynchos)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

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

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

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

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

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

Tulip

Tulip

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

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

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Waterlily

Waterlily

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Primula

Primula

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

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

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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Rose hips

Rose hips

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Clematis jackmanii

Clematis jackmanii

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

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

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Heron

Heron

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Primula

Primula

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

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.

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Pond

Pond

Palm

Palm

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

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

Magnolia

Magnolia

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Dianthus

Dianthus

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Fern

Fern

Tulip

Tulip

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Centipedes in a plant root ball

Centipedes in a plant root ball

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'  AGM

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

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

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

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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

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

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

Garden design

Garden design

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Banana

Banana

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Slug

Slug

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

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)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Magnolia

Magnolia

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Azalea

Azalea

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

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

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

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Cacti

Cacti

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

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

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

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Daisy

Daisy

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).

Gazania

Gazania

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

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'

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Tulip

Tulip

Slug

Slug

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Verbena

Verbena

Petunia

Petunia

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Slug

Slug

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Cherry

Cherry

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Primula

Primula

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

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

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

Fencing

Fencing

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Clematis

Clematis

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Petunia

Petunia

Mixed border

Mixed border

Cosmos

Cosmos

Deer

Deer

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Grass snake

Grass snake

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

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

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hebe

Hebe

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Spider

Spider

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Azalea

Azalea

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Pricking out

Pricking out

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Blossom

Blossom

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

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

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Female mallard duck (Anas Platyrhynchos) with ducklings

Female mallard duck (Anas Platyrhynchos) with ducklings

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

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

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Hosta

Hosta

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Cistus x argenteus 'Silver Pink' (Rock rose)

Cistus x argenteus 'Silver Pink' (Rock rose)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Buddleja

Buddleja

Daisy

Daisy

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Primula

Primula

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Clematis

Clematis

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

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

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

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

Water Snail

Water Snail

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Grass roof

Grass roof

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Lemon

Lemon

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

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

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Azalea

Azalea

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

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

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

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Orchid

Orchid

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Azalea

Azalea

Banana

Banana

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

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)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Azalea

Azalea

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Blossom

Blossom

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

chrysanthemum

chrysanthemum

Hebe

Hebe

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Primula

Primula

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

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)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Black Millet

Black Millet

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Gerbera

Gerbera

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Succulent

Succulent

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

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

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Garden design

Garden design

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Orchid

Orchid

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

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

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

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Daisy

Daisy

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

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IMG_9966.jpg

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Squirrel

Squirrel

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Aster amellus

Aster amellus

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

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

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

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

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

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

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Slug

Slug

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Waterlily

Waterlily

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

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'

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

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

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

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Banana

Banana

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Azalea

Azalea

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Grass

Grass

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

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

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Clematis

Clematis

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Primula

Primula

Primula

Primula

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

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

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Common newt

Common newt

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Female mallard duck (Anas Platyrhynchos) with ducklings

Female mallard duck (Anas Platyrhynchos) with ducklings

Lupin

Lupin

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Agave

Agave

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Tropaeolum majus (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nasturtium)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Primula

Primula

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

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

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

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Male mandarin duck (Aix galericulata)

Male mandarin duck (Aix galericulata)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

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

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

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

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

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

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

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

Dianthus

Dianthus

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hebe

Hebe

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Blossom

Blossom

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Lupin

Lupin

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

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

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

Blackfly

Blackfly

Clematis

Clematis

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Primula

Primula

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

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

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

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

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

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Praying matis

Praying matis

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Blossom

Blossom

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Dahlia

Dahlia

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Lunaria annua (honesty, silver dollar plant)

Lunaria annua (honesty, silver dollar plant)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

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

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

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Common frog

Common frog

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

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

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

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Container display

Container display

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

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

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

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

Mushroom

Mushroom

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Patio planter

Patio planter

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Almond

Almond

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Primula

Primula

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Lemon

Lemon

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Trametes versicolor (Turkey tail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkey tail)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

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

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Male mallard duck (Anas Platyrhynchos)

Male mallard duck (Anas Platyrhynchos)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Lupin

Lupin

Dianthus

Dianthus

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Iris

Iris

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

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)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Male mandarin duck (Aix galericulata)

Male mandarin duck (Aix galericulata)

Lunaria annua (honesty, silver dollar plant)

Lunaria annua (honesty, silver dollar plant)

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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.

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

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

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Lupin

Lupin

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

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

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Laurel

Laurel

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Cabbage

Cabbage

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Blackberry

Blackberry

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Banana

Banana

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Clematis

Clematis

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Petunia

Petunia

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Dahlia

Dahlia

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

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

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

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Male mandarin duck (Aix galericulata)

Male mandarin duck (Aix galericulata)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Primula

Primula

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

Slugs

Slugs

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Slug

Slug

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hebe

Hebe

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Agave

Agave

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Daisy

Daisy

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)

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Hosta

Hosta

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

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

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

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Geranium

Geranium

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Garden design

Garden design

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Blossom

Blossom

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

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

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

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.

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

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)

Lemon

Lemon

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Mixed border

Mixed border

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Lemon

Lemon

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Magnolia

Magnolia

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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

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

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Hebe

Hebe

Azalea

Azalea

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Bonsai

Bonsai

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Petunia

Petunia

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Slug

Slug

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Primula

Primula

Viburnum

Viburnum

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Heron

Heron

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

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

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

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Trametes versicolor (Turkey tail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkey tail)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

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

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

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Fig

Fig

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

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

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Frozen water

Frozen water

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Cosmos

Cosmos

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Primula

Primula

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

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.

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Mahonia aquifolium 'Apollo' (Oregon grape)

Mahonia aquifolium 'Apollo' (Oregon grape)

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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

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

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

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

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

Squirrel

Squirrel

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

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

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Pond cover

Pond cover

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

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

Small water feature

Small water feature

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Primula

Primula

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

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

Gazania

Gazania

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Fern

Fern

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Geranium

Geranium

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

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

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

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.

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

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

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

Hebe

Hebe

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Petunia

Petunia

Hebe

Hebe

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

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.

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Ants

Ants

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Cistus x argenteus 'Silver Pink' (Rock rose)

Cistus x argenteus 'Silver Pink' (Rock rose)

Azalea

Azalea

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

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

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

Iris

Iris

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Petunia

Petunia

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Waterfall

Waterfall

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

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.

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

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

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

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Dandelion

Dandelion

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Primula

Primula

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Almond

Almond

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Dahlia

Dahlia

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

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)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hebe

Hebe

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Palm

Palm

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Primula

Primula

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Primula

Primula

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

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.

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Hebe

Hebe

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

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

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

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Aquilegia vulgaris ;Winky Double Rose' (columbine, grannies bonnet)

Aquilegia vulgaris ;Winky Double Rose' (columbine, grannies bonnet)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Gazania

Gazania

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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

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

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Cistus x argenteus 'Silver Pink' (Rock rose)

Cistus x argenteus 'Silver Pink' (Rock rose)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Cistus x argenteus 'Silver Pink' (Rock rose)

Cistus x argenteus 'Silver Pink' (Rock rose)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

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

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

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Garden roller

Garden roller

Daisy

Daisy

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

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

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

Gazania

Gazania

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

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

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

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Slug

Slug

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

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

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

Palm

Palm

Slug

Slug

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Palm

Palm

Ladybird

Ladybird

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Buff-tailed bumblebees on hyacinth flower

Buff-tailed bumblebees on hyacinth flower

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

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

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

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Ants

Ants

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Fencing

Fencing

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Cacti

Cacti

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

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

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

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

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

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

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

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Penstemon

Penstemon

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Rose moss

Rose moss

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

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

Cosmos

Cosmos

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

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

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

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

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

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

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

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

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

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Primula

Primula

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Garden design

Garden design

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Euryops pectinatus (grey-leaved euryops)

Euryops pectinatus (grey-leaved euryops)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Mushroom

Mushroom

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Clematis

Clematis

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

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.

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

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

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

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

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.

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Azalea

Azalea

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

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

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

Trametes versicolor (Turkey tail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkey tail)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

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)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

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

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

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

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

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

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

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

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

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Iris

Iris

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Hebe

Hebe

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Clematis

Clematis

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

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

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

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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)

Mexican bush sage, Mexican salvia (Salvia leucantha)

Mexican bush sage, Mexican salvia (Salvia leucantha)

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Orchid

Orchid

Petunia

Petunia

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Primula

Primula

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'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Garden design

Garden design

Ants

Ants

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

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

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

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

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Clematis

Clematis

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

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

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Courgette

Courgette

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

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'

Buff-tailed bumblebee on Hyacinth

Buff-tailed bumblebee on Hyacinth

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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