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Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

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

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

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Rose Perpétué

Rose Perpétué

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Blossom

Blossom

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Daisy

Daisy

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

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

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

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

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Caterpillar eating hollyhock flower

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

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

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

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Gazania

Gazania

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Daisy

Daisy

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Dilophus fibrilis (Fever Fly)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Privet honeysuckle)

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

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

Hosta

Hosta

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Sarracenia North American pitcher plant

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

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

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

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Speckled bush cricket (juvenile) Leptophyes punctatissima

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Petunia

Petunia

Making leaf mould (5)

Making leaf mould (5)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pricking out

Pricking out

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Rosa 'Ballerina' (Polyantha rose)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Pond cover

Pond cover

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Aster amellus

Aster amellus

Praying matis

Praying matis

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Palm

Palm

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

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

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

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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Making leaf mould (15)

Making leaf mould (15)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

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Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Petunia

Petunia

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Hosta

Hosta

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Making leaf mould (9)

Making leaf mould (9)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' (Purple sage)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup)

Primula

Primula

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Spider

Spider

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Chusquea culeou

Chusquea culeou

Mixed border

Mixed border

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis (Coral plant)

Making leaf mould (7)

Making leaf mould (7)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

Ladybird (Pine) on philadelphus

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

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

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Primula

Primula

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.

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Almond

Almond

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Belted hoverfly Volucella zonaria

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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.

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Tropical Garden

Tropical Garden

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

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

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

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Blackberry

Blackberry

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

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

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

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Petunia

Petunia

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Fairy statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white'  (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus 'Bressingham white' (African lily)

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Strawberry in a hanging basket

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet basil)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

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

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

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.

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

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

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

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Iris

Iris

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.

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Crocus tommasinianus (Crocus) Galanthus (snowdrop)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla (Beech)

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Kerria japonica var. Japonica with Chenomeles speciosa growing through

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

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Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Grass

Grass

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

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

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

Fern

Fern

Small water feature

Small water feature

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with spangle gall

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

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Rose moss

Rose moss

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

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Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

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

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

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort, Fighting cocks)

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Ladybird (7 spot) on philadelphus

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Hebe

Hebe

Woods in late spring

Woods in late spring

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Potting on 3

Potting on 3

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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).

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

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)

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

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Mushroom poss. Boletus luridus

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Lemon

Lemon

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

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

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

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould (17)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

Bougainvillea 'Purple-Robe'

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

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

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Wier at Cowley Manor

Wier at Cowley Manor

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Mushroom

Mushroom

Making leaf mould (2)

Making leaf mould (2)

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Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese Snow Ball Bush)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

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

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

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

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

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Crocosmia x latifolia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

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

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

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

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

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hebe

Hebe

Making leaf mould (1)

Making leaf mould (1)

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

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

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seedlings

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

Paeonia delavayi (Tree peony)

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

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

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Fencing

Fencing

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata

Primula japonica

Primula japonica

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Brachycome angustifolia

Brachycome angustifolia

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort)

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

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P1000241

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Iris

Iris

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (AGM)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Garden design

Garden design

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

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

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

Hosta 'Tardiana group'  (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta 'Tardiana group' (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Primula

Primula

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Log pile

Log pile

Bambusa (bamboo)

Bambusa (bamboo)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

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

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

Primula

Primula

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

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

Petunia

Petunia

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Lupin

Lupin

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

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Clematis 'Florida Sieboldii'

Pond waterfall

Pond waterfall

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Palm

Palm

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'

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Geranium

Geranium

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Clematis 'Cezanne'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) 'clock'

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with bee

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Large rose sawfly (Arge pagana) larva

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Dusty Miller)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

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

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

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

Large beefsteak tomato cut in two

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

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

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Kniphofia (Red hot poker, torch lily)

Hebe

Hebe

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image46

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Primula

Primula

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

Fennel (seedhead)

Fennel (seedhead)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Compost bin (tumbler bin)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

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

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

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Slug

Slug

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Iris

Iris

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Making leaf mould (6)

Making leaf mould (6)

Bonsai

Bonsai

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Patio planter

Patio planter

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gazania

Gazania

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

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

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Laurus (laurel) in flower

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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)

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Trees covered in snow

Trees covered in snow

Agave

Agave

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

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

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Viburnum and cherry blossom

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Waterlily

Waterlily

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Camellia japonica with frost damage

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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

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

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

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IMG_1076.jpg

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Papaver (Poppy)

Papaver (Poppy)

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa var. Forrestii 'Wakehurst'

Azalea

Azalea

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

Rosa canina (Dog rose)

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

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

Dahlia

Dahlia

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

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

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image15

Buddleja

Buddleja

Pond

Pond

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' (Cabbage palm)

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal arch in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted laurel)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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image6

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Heuchera

Heuchera

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Landscape with bluebells

Landscape with bluebells

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Rose hips

Rose hips

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Waterlily

Waterlily

Stag beetle (Adult)

Stag beetle (Adult)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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image11

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Rhododendron 'John Cairns'

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'

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

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

Making leaf mould (3)

Making leaf mould (3)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Rhododendron 'Hugh Koster'

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

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.

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

Tanacetum argenteum syn. Achillea argentea

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IMG_6817.jpg

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Common puffball)

Anthurium

Anthurium

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

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

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

Hebe

Hebe

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy with open seed pod)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Allium 'Globemaster' AGM (ornamental onion)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Clematis

Clematis

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Clematis

Clematis

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Capsicum annuum (Bell pepper) - growing in the greenhouse

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Lupin seed pod

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Geranium

Geranium

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

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

Cherry

Cherry

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Greenfly on lupin

Greenfly on lupin

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

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

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

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Azalea

Azalea

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Magnolia

Magnolia

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IMG_1515.jpg

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Tropaeolum majus (Nastutium)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Sempervivum (Houseleek)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

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

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

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

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

Penstemon

Penstemon

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

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

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

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Eryngium giganteum (Miss Wilmott's ghost)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm) - covered in snow

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)

Dahlia

Dahlia

Making leaf mould (10)

Making leaf mould (10)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

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

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

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty, English honesty)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Pisum sativum (Pea)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum (Pink flowering currant)

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Water spouts in the grounds of Cowley Manor

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

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image77

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Primula

Primula

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image42

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Cabbage

Cabbage

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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

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

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Flesh fly Sarcophaga nodosa

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Centranthus ruber (valerian, red valerian)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Blossom

Blossom

Clematis 'Rebecca'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

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

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

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Cordyline australis (Cabbage palm)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Banana

Banana

Azalea

Azalea

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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P1010178-sml.jpg

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Slowworm (Anguis fragilis)

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Alcea (Hollyhock) with bumble bee

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Delphinium (early growth)

Delphinium (early growth)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Clematis montana Anemone clematis

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Song thrush sitting on vibunum in the snow

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Dandelion

Dandelion

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

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

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Cacti

Cacti

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Typha latifolia (Bulrush)

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral butterfly

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Slug

Slug

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

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

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

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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

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

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

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

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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

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

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM (Lilyturf)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

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Daisy

Daisy

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Azalea

Azalea

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Blossom

Blossom

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Iris

Iris

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Aglais io Peacock butterfly (European peacock)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

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P1000147

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Petunia

Petunia

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Corylus avellana (Hazel) catkins

Clematis

Clematis

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Papaver somniferum (Poppy)

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'

Duck

Duck

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A conceptual garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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

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

Potting on 5

Potting on 5

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple)

Tulip

Tulip

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium 'Orange Pixie' (Asiatic Lily)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Maple, Japanese maple)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

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)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water Violet, Featherfoil)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Echinops ritro (Thistle, Globe Thistle)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

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

Petunia

Petunia

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

Clematis 'Lambton Park'

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)

Making leaf mould (12)

Making leaf mould (12)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Lilium (Asiatic Lily)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus (Skunk cabbage)

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IMG_9227.jpg

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Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Agave

Agave

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Petunia

Petunia

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Antique tractor

Antique tractor

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Lunaria annua (Honesty)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Pale tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) caterpillar

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

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

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

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

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P1000146

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Solanum dulcamara (Woody nightshade)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Dahlia 'Topmix Red'

Waterlily

Waterlily

Moss in the lawn

Moss in the lawn

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Ladybird (2 spot)

Blossom

Blossom

Blackfly on floxglove

Blackfly on floxglove

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Ribes sanguineum v. Glutinosum (Pink flowering currant)

Small water feature

Small water feature

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Verbena 'Waterfall Mixed'

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Bibio marci (St. Mark's Fly)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

Bergenia cordifolia (Heart-leaf bergenia, Elephant ears)

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Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Duck

Duck

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Viburnum

Viburnum

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Cistus (Rock rose)

Hebe

Hebe

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin)

Sweet chestnut tree

Sweet chestnut tree

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Garden lighting!!

Garden lighting!!

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)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Enallagma cyathigerum  (Common blue damselfly)

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (Passion flower)

Lemon

Lemon

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Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Juvenile european garden spiders (Araneus diadematus)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Slug

Slug

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Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Garden design

Garden design

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

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

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

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemeocallis fulva (Daylily)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Summer bedding planter

Summer bedding planter

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Peace Lily)

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Almond

Almond

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

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

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Leucophyta brownii (Cushion bush)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Ipomoea

Ipomoea

Deer

Deer

Slug

Slug

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Elephant statue from 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Primula

Primula

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii, syn. x Osmarea burkwoodii

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Dianthus

Dianthus

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Wildflower Display

Wildflower Display

Ants

Ants

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (2)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus chinensis

Making leaf mould (11)

Making leaf mould (11)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

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

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

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

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

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

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (Common english ivy)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

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.

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Cricket on flowerpot

Cricket on flowerpot

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Garden design

Garden design

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

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

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

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

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

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Camellia japonica 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Azalea

Azalea

Duck

Duck

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Compost bin (square pre-fabricated)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Orchid

Orchid

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech)

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Polypodium vulgare (Fern) spores

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Hebe

Hebe

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Heron trying to catch fish

Heron trying to catch fish

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Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Vine weevil - juvenile

Vine weevil - juvenile

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

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Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

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

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

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Anthurium

Anthurium

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Cyclamen purpurascens syn. C. europaeum, C. fatrense

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Narcissus (Daffodil) bulb planting

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' (Crown Imperial)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Laurel

Laurel

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Vinca minor (Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle)

Primula

Primula

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

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

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

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

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

Seed propagation

Seed propagation

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Palm

Palm

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Hemeocallis (Daylily)

Thyme bed, part of the Katherine Howard garden, designed by Philippa O'Brien which was awarded a Silver-Gilt. It was part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Thyme bed, part of the Katherine Howard garden, designed by Philippa O'Brien which was awarded a Silver-Gilt. It was part of the Six Wives of Henry VIII show gardens at the 2009 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Palm

Palm

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

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Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

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

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

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Orchid

Orchid

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Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus africanus 'Black Pantha'

Banana

Banana

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Rubus (Blackberry, Bramble)

Making leaf mould (14)

Making leaf mould (14)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Patio planter with a lilac theme

Patio planter with a lilac theme

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

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

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

Rheum palmatum (Rhubarb) leaves

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.

Azalea

Azalea

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Quercus robur (Oak) tree

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Making leaf mould (13)

Making leaf mould (13)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Viola (Pansy) - yellow with blotch

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (1)

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Isotoma 'Avantgarde Blue'

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Woodlouse

Woodlouse

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

Campanula takesimana (Korean Bellflower, Bellflower)

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.

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Caterpiller

Caterpiller

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major subsp hirsuta (Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula denticulata (bog primula, drumstick primrose)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Daisy

Daisy

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Primula

Primula

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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'

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

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

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

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Azalea

Azalea

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Quercus robur (Common oak) with oak apple gall

Primula

Primula

Magnolia

Magnolia

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Gerbera

Gerbera

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

Hosta 'Pinwheel'

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IMG_0950-blossom-01

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia cordifolia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

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

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

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

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

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

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

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

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Cytisus scoparius (Broom)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Erythronium kondo (Dog's-tooth violet)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Diascia fetcaniensis

Diascia fetcaniensis

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) blossom

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Hypochoeris radicata (Cat's-ear)

Banana

Banana

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.

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Thumus vulgaris (Thyme)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Seedling (Tomato)

Seedling (Tomato)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Tree trunk

Tree trunk

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Hieracium pilosella (Hawkweed)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Impatiens walleriana (Busy Lizzie)

Cacti

Cacti

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

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

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IMG_1492.jpg

Rosehips over water

Rosehips over water

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Erica (Heath , Heather)

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Alcea (Hollyhock) seedling

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

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

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Primula, polyanthus

Primula, polyanthus

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)

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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P1010744.jpg

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Succulent

Succulent

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Penstemon

Penstemon

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Pinching out side shoots from cordon tomatoes (3)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

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

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

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Chaenomeles (Quince)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Betula pendula (Birch)

Heuchera

Heuchera

Slug

Slug

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)

Duck with ducklings

Duck with ducklings

Courgette

Courgette

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground elder, Bishop's Weed)

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

Wooly aphid on beech leaf

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P1000151

Common newt

Common newt

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Cosmos 'Sensation'

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Quercus robur (Oak, English oak, Common oak)

Blackfly

Blackfly

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lavatera (Tree mallow)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Iris laevigata 'Colchester' (Japanese iris, iris)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Bumble bee on Thymus vulagris (Thyme)

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Aubrieta 'Royal Velvet'

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with hoverfly

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Buddleia, butterfly bush

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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IMG_1589.jpg

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

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

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Slug

Slug

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Cosmos

Cosmos

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

Rudbeckia hitra 'Rustic Dwarf'

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

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

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Nymphaea (Water lily)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Garden design

Garden design

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' AGM (cherry, blossom)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Leaf mould (finely chopped after running over with lawnmower)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) in flower

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus vernus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Centaurea nigra (Common knapweed, Hardheads)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lupin

Lupin

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (Cranesbill)

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Malus domestica (Apple) - fan trained

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Prunus domestica 'Victoria' (Victoria plum)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Making leaf mould (16)

Making leaf mould (16)

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Pelargonium (Geranium) - mass planting

Squirrel

Squirrel

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Durban'

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Mushroom

Mushroom

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

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

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

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnuts

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Chaenomeles speciosa (Ornamental quince, japonica, Japanese quince)

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Pelargonium Ivy-leaved hybrid (Geranium) - plant plugs

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Mixed border

Mixed border

Clematis jackmanii

Clematis jackmanii

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crab apple)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree)

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

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

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Cosmos

Cosmos

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

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

Pond cover

Pond cover

Garden design

Garden design

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

Mixed border at Hampton Court Palace

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image69

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

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P1010180-sml.jpg

Viburnum

Viburnum

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Clianthus punieus 'Albus'

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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image54

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IMG_9591.jpg

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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IMG_1079.jpg

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

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

Dianthus

Dianthus

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Dahlia 'Geerlings Cupido'

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Ranunculus (Buttercup)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Blue tits feeding in winter snow

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Maybug, cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha)

Tulip

Tulip

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-eyed grass)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Summer chafer (Amphimallon solstitialis)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

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IMG_8968.jpg

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

Phymatocera aterrima (Solomon's seal sawfly) larvae

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)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Crab spider (Misumena vatia - female)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan'

Tulip

Tulip

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut)

Large beefsteak tomato

Large beefsteak tomato

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Ladybird (14 spot) on lily

Primula

Primula

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

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

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

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

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

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Bells'

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia japonica

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Patio planter with a white theme

Patio planter with a white theme

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Chrysolina americana (rosemary beetle) on lavender flower stem

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Spiraea japonica

Spiraea japonica

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

Mentha aquatica (Water mint)

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

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

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Crab spider (Misumena vatia) on foxglove

Campanula (Bellflower)

Campanula (Bellflower)

Patio planter

Patio planter

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

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

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

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - seed pod

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Flame'

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Fig

Fig

Viola (Pansy)

Viola (Pansy)

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

Piptoporus betulinus (Birch polypore, bracket or birch fungus )

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P1010780.jpg

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

Hawthorn shield/stink bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) on clematis

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image25

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

Fagus sylvatica purperea (Purple beech)

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

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

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Slug

Slug

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

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

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

Bumble bee

Bumble bee

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

IMG_1493.jpg

IMG_1493.jpg

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Blue tit on feeding station

Blue tit on feeding station

Slugs

Slugs

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Calendula officinalis (Pot marigold, marigold)

Primula

Primula

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus 'Sybille' (Mock orange)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

Ajuga reptans (Bugle)

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image45

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water forget-me-not)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed leek)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree, Redbud)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

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

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

Gazania

Gazania

Dahlia

Dahlia

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Fuchsia 'Multa'

Leaf miner

Leaf miner

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Gladiolus communis (Gladioli)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta daisy)

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Hosta 'Crested Surf'

Primula

Primula

Blight on tomatoes

Blight on tomatoes

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Canna (Canna lily) poss. 'Bengal tiger'

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

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

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

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' (Peony)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato) 'Gardener's Delight'

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

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

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Papaver orientale (Ornamental poppy)

Grass snake

Grass snake

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling' (Apple)

Potting on 4

Potting on 4

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Waterfall

Waterfall

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Container display

Container display

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes'

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Lace cap hydrangea)

Primula

Primula

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose) berries

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Cotoneaster simonsii (Himalyan cotoneaster)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Iris ensata (Japanese clematis flowered iris, Japanese iris)

Clematis

Clematis

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

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

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

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Acer (Maple)

Acer (Maple)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii (Tree peony)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Clematis

Clematis

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Washingtonia robusta (Fan palm)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Aegopodium podagraria (Ground Elder)

Potting on 1

Potting on 1

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker) - Dragonfly

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Dahlia 'Arabian Knight'

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Gerbera (African daisy)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

Knarled bark of tree

Knarled bark of tree

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

Blackfly on philadelphus

Blackfly on philadelphus

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria alba (White rose Campion)

Regal pelargonium

Regal pelargonium

Lichen on oak branch

Lichen on oak branch

Mushroom

Mushroom

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pure White (Pansy)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

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

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

Iris graminea (Iris)

Iris graminea (Iris)

Blossom

Blossom

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Ladybird (2 spot) on sweet pea

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lemon

Lemon

Hebe

Hebe

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

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IMG_9204.jpg

Hebe

Hebe

Orchid

Orchid

Daisy

Daisy

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

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

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

Ants

Ants

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

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

Primula

Primula

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Plumbago auriculata syn. P. capensis (Cape leadwort)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

Primula 'Candelabra' (Candelabra primula)

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

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

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

Lavandula angustifolia (Common or English lavender) with Bee

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P1000144

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Compost bin (finish compost ready to be used)

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Quercus robur (Common oak) - covered in snow

Potting on 2

Potting on 2

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Pinching out tomatoes

Pinching out tomatoes

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Magnolia

Magnolia

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Alcea (Hollyhock) seed pod

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

Primula vulgaris (primrose, common primrose, English primrose)

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

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

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

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Fragrant skies' (Sweet pea)

Primula

Primula

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Strawberry flowers

Strawberry flowers

Garden roller

Garden roller

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

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

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Compost bin (modular recycled plastic bins)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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.

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

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

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Pelargonium (Geranium)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) fading flower head

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

Fremontodendron californicum 'California Glory' (California Flannel Bush)

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IMG_1071.jpg

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Nicotiana sylvestris (Tobacco plant)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Hemerocallis fulva (Daylily)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort, Addersmeat)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Bread fruit

Bread fruit

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Callistemon citrinus (Bottlebrush)

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Foxtail lily Eremurus stenophyllus

Heron

Heron

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Rhododendron 'Snow Hill'

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Bumble bee on Hyacinth

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Ants

Ants

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Caltha palustris (Kingcup, Marsh marigold)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Deutzia crenata

Deutzia crenata

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Primula

Primula

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Acanthus spinosus (Bears breeches)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Porzellan'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Rhododendron 'Everestianum'

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily) - Bulb

Clematis

Clematis

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Clerodendrum thomsoniae (Bleeding-heart vine)

Mildew on melon plant

Mildew on melon plant

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image72

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Frozen water

Frozen water

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore)

Petunia

Petunia

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Araucaria araucana (Monkey-puzzle)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Euphorbia milii var. splendens (Coronne des Epines)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Compost bin (just starting the composting process)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - catkins

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Chariot' (Rose)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag iris)

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Duck

Duck

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Compost bin (traditional heap) - just emptied

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Water Snail

Water Snail

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Narcissus (Daffodil)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia (Spanish bayonet)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's head fritillary)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Hebe

Hebe

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

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

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Aster amellus 'King George' [AGM]

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Chaenomeles 'In Variety' (Quince)

Lupin

Lupin

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Ulex europaeus (Common Gorse)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange)

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

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

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Brassica oleracea Acephala Group (Red Curly Kale)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii

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

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

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'

Lemon

Lemon

Dianthus

Dianthus

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Cycas revoluta (Sago palm)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientalis (Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth)

Petunia

Petunia

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Hosta (Plantain lily, Funkia)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Pilosella aurantiaca - Orange hawkweed

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

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

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

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird's-foot-trefoil)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)

Fencing

Fencing

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Fatsia japonica (Castor oil plant)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Gazania

Gazania

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'  (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Ipomoea hederacea (Morning glory)

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain ash, Rowan)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle)

Ladybird

Ladybird

Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Lamium album (White Dead Nettle)

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Large white, cabbage white (Pieris brassicae) caterpillar

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Lupin

Lupin

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Dryopteris lacera (Fern)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

New Guinea impatiens

New Guinea impatiens

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifraga x arendsii

Black Millet

Black Millet

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Chocolate-tip caterpillar (Clostera curtula)

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

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

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

Duck

Duck

Hebe

Hebe

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

Stag beetle (Larva,grub)

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

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

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

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

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

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Compost bin (traditional heap)

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia x intermedia

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Ladybird larvae

Ladybird larvae

Clematis

Clematis

Primula

Primula

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Split tomato due to infrequent watering

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

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

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

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Ladybird (7 spot)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Oxalis articulata (Shamrock)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Calla Lily, Arum Lily)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Azalea

Azalea

Slug

Slug

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.

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

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

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

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess'

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P1010184-sml.jpg

Frozen shrub

Frozen shrub

Azalea

Azalea

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Clematis

Clematis

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Curcurbita (Marrow)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Alcea (Hollyhock)

Grass roof

Grass roof

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Crocus biflorus

Crocus biflorus

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis (Christmas rose, Lentern rose, Hellebore)

Lunipus (Lupin)

Lunipus (Lupin)

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IMG_1502.jpg

Banana

Banana

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Wisteria growing through silver birch

Duck with chicks

Duck with chicks

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

Ornamental grass

Ornamental grass

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

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

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris (Runner bean)

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald moth

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'

Azalea

Azalea

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Daffodil)

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

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

Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge cutting

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Difference in size of oak leaf

Difference in size of oak leaf

Primula

Primula

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Viola odorata (Sweet violet , pansy)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Prunus serrulata (cherry, blossom)

Mushroom

Mushroom

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IMG_1514.jpg

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy - ripe seed pod)

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea glabra

Making leaf mould

Making leaf mould

Erica (Heath, Heather)

Erica (Heath, Heather)

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

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

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Strawberry - ripening fruit

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Malus domestica (Apple)

Malus domestica (Apple)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris var. cicla (Swiss Chard)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Trifolium repens (Clover)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Hottonia palustris (Water violet , Featherfoil)

Clematis 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Solanum nigrum (Black nightshade)

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Bergenia syn. Megasea (Saxifragaceae)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa (Lilac)

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Tilia x europaea (Common lime)

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Hosta 'Yellow River'

Common frog

Common frog

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart, Dutchman's trousers)

Gerbera

Gerbera

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

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

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

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Ladybird (Harlequin) - Harmonia axyridis

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Fern

Fern

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental onion)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Quercus robur (Common oak)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Lunaria annua syn. L. biennis (Honesty)

Hosta 'Francee'

Hosta 'Francee'

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Angle Shades caterpillar (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Holly)

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara - Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Aquilegia (Columbine)

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Formal garden in Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Lilium 'Red Dwarf' (Lily)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Scabiosa (Scabious, Pincushion flower)

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

Fagus sylvatica (European beech, Common Beech) hedge

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

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

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

Ismene x fetalis (Peruvian daffodil, spider lily)

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Rope trellis

Rope trellis

Verbena

Verbena

Vine weevil - adult

Vine weevil - adult

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Azalea

Azalea

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

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

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Taxus baccata (Yew)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' AGM (Firethorn)

Making leaf mould (4)

Making leaf mould (4)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Brassica rapa (Turnip)

Azalea

Azalea

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock rose, Sun rose)

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Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Chaenomeles japonica (Quince)

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) - Hazelnut catkins

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IMG_8967.jpg

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)

Squirrel

Squirrel

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Coconut palm

Coconut palm

Heron

Heron

Rosa (Rose)

Rosa (Rose)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Narcissus 'Camelot' (Daffodil)

Deutzia gracilis

Deutzia gracilis

Petunia

Petunia

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Melody' (Sweet pea)

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Lilium oriental 'Robina'

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Hibiscus (Tree Hollyhock)

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, Dutch crocus, giant crocus

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Rose (Pansy)

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