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Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

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

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Tulip

Tulip

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

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

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

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

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

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Primula

Primula

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

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

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

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Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

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

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

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Spider

Spider

Daisy

Daisy

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

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

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

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

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

Penstemon

Penstemon

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Garden design

Garden design

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Frozen water

Frozen water

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Primula

Primula

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Azalea

Azalea

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Primula

Primula

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Hosta

Hosta

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

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

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

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

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.

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

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Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Ants

Ants

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Heron

Heron

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Patio planter

Patio planter

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

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Primula

Primula

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Clematis

Clematis

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Petunia

Petunia

Petunia

Petunia

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

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

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

Blossom

Blossom

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

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

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Pond

Pond

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Blackfly

Blackfly

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Banana

Banana

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Viburnum

Viburnum

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

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

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Gazania

Gazania

Azalea

Azalea

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Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

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Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Primula

Primula

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Primula

Primula

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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

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

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Heron

Heron

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Clematis

Clematis

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

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P1010181-sml.jpg

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

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

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

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

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IMG_1514.jpg

Mushroom

Mushroom

Fencing

Fencing

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Magnolia

Magnolia

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Patio planter

Patio planter

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

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

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

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Agave

Agave

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

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

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

Mushroom

Mushroom

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Slug

Slug

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

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

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Dahlia

Dahlia

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Gazania

Gazania

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Blossom

Blossom

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

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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

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

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

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Common newt

Common newt

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Pond cover

Pond cover

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

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

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Squirrel

Squirrel

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

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

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Dianthus

Dianthus

Lupin

Lupin

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Succulent

Succulent

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

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

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

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

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.

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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P1000241

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Primula

Primula

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Lupin

Lupin

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Geranium

Geranium

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

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

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

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Azalea

Azalea

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P1020306

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Cosmos

Cosmos

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Slug

Slug

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

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Iris

Iris

Azalea

Azalea

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Slug

Slug

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

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

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

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

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).

Clematis

Clematis

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Petunia

Petunia

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.

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

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

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

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Hebe

Hebe

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Container display

Container display

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

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Petunia

Petunia

Iris

Iris

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

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

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

Frozen water

Frozen water

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Petunia

Petunia

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

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

Ladybird

Ladybird

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.

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IMG_8968.jpg

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Azalea

Azalea

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

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

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

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

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

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Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Squirrel

Squirrel

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IMG_9591.jpg

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

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

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

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

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

Blackberry

Blackberry

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

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

Clematis

Clematis

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Waterfall

Waterfall

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

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)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

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

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hebe

Hebe

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Water Snail

Water Snail

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Hebe

Hebe

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

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

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

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

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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

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

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

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

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

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

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

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'

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

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

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

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

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IMG_1076.jpg

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

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P1000144

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Praying matis

Praying matis

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Cherry

Cherry

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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image94

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

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IMG_1493.jpg

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

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

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

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

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

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

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

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

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IMG_9204.jpg

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

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

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

Primula

Primula

Petunia

Petunia

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

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image89

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Dandelion

Dandelion

Cacti

Cacti

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

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

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

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

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'

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

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

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

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

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P1000151

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

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)

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Azalea

Azalea

Ants

Ants

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

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

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

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P1010184-sml.jpg

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Palm

Palm

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Primula

Primula

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

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IMG_9171.jpg

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Almond

Almond

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Lemon

Lemon

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

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

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Primula

Primula

Fern

Fern

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

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

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

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

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

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

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Tulip

Tulip

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Cabbage

Cabbage

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Duck

Duck

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

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

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Gerbera

Gerbera

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

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

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

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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P1010780.jpg

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Clematis

Clematis

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Petunia

Petunia

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Azalea

Azalea

Blossom

Blossom

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Agave

Agave

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IMG_1515.jpg

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P1000146

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

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

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

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image85

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Gazania

Gazania

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

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

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Daisy

Daisy

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Laurel

Laurel

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

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)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

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

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

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

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

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Azalea

Azalea

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Garden design

Garden design

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

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)

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

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P1010784.jpg

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

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

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

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.

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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IMG_1071.jpg

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Slug

Slug

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

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

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

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

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P1010744.jpg

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.

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image77

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

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

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

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Daisy

Daisy

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Mixed border

Mixed border

Mixed border

Mixed border

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

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

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

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Courgette

Courgette

Small water feature

Small water feature

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Rose moss

Rose moss

Orchid

Orchid

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Petunia

Petunia

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

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IMG_1492.jpg

Garden design

Garden design

Azalea

Azalea

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

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image11

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Dahlia

Dahlia

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

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

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

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Black Millet

Black Millet

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Mushroom

Mushroom

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

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

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Primula

Primula

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

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.

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P1010331-sml.jpg

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Dahlia

Dahlia

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image25

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image54

Clematis

Clematis

Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

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IMG_9227.jpg

Anthurium

Anthurium

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

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

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

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Ants

Ants

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Deer

Deer

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Primula

Primula

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

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

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

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Banana

Banana

Daisy

Daisy

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

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)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Palm

Palm

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

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P1020299

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Log pile

Log pile

Duck

Duck

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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image15

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

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IMG_0105.jpg

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Garden design

Garden design

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IMG_1516.jpg

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Hosta

Hosta

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Blossom

Blossom

Iris

Iris

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

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P1000147

Gazania

Gazania

Slugs

Slugs

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Grass snake

Grass snake

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)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Slug

Slug

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Pricking out

Pricking out

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

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

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

Primula

Primula

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Slug

Slug

Magnolia

Magnolia

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Lemon

Lemon

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

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

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

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

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image46

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

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

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

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Fern

Fern

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lupin

Lupin

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

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

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

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Petunia

Petunia

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

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

Clematis

Clematis

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

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'

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

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

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

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.

Magnolia

Magnolia

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

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

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

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

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

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

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Primula

Primula

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Hebe

Hebe

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P1000015

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)

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Iris

Iris

Orchid

Orchid

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Orchid

Orchid

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hebe

Hebe

Banana

Banana

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

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

Bonsai

Bonsai

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Hebe

Hebe

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

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IMG_0289.jpg

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.

Grass

Grass

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Rose hips

Rose hips

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Primula

Primula

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

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P1020005.jpg

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

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

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

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

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.

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Clematis jackmanii

Clematis jackmanii

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Cacti

Cacti

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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.

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Aster amellus

Aster amellus

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Duck

Duck

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Primula

Primula

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

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image69

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Waterlily

Waterlily

Magnolia

Magnolia

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

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

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

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IMG_6817.jpg

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

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

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

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

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

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Viburnum

Viburnum

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

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

Slug

Slug

Garden roller

Garden roller

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

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

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Cosmos

Cosmos

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Garden design

Garden design

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Primula

Primula

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Blossom

Blossom

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Slug

Slug

Hebe

Hebe

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fig

Fig

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

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image90

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

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

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

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Almond

Almond

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Lemon

Lemon

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Duck

Duck

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

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

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

Daisy

Daisy

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

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

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

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

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IMG_0198.jpg

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Azalea

Azalea

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Lupin

Lupin

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

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

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

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Lemon

Lemon

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Gerbera

Gerbera

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Verbena

Verbena

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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Palm

Palm

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Grass roof

Grass roof

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

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

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

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Duck

Duck

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Geranium

Geranium

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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image6

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Banana

Banana

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

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IMG_8967.jpg

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

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

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Fencing

Fencing

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

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)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Heuchera

Heuchera

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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

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

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Clematis

Clematis

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Hebe

Hebe

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Primula

Primula

Petunia

Petunia

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

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

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Tulip

Tulip

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Clematis 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

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Frozen water

Frozen water

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Palm

Palm

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'  AGM

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' AGM

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

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Common frog

Common frog

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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

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

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Primula

Primula

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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'

Heuchera

Heuchera

Dianthus

Dianthus

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

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