My Garden 2006

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2015

Flower Box Awards 2015

Flower Box DCCC 2015RHS Gold Medal

Central carpet feature
Flower Box Awards 2015

Flower Box Awards 2015

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RHS Orchid Committee - Certificate of Cultural Commendation, June 2015

Epipactis gigantea 'Trefor' (Photo by Sam Hurley)CCC/RHS

OSGB Spring Show 2015

My Orchids

RHS Orchid Committee - Certificate of Appreciation, March 2015

Masdevallia mendozae 'Mullus'CA/RHS

OSGB Autumn Show 2014

My buttonhole

Autumn 2014

Chrysanthemum 'Misty Cream'Dahlia 'Embrace'

NVS Hampshire Association Autumn Show 2014

CarrotsFoliage PlantSmall Cactus Dahlia

National Dahlia Show Wisley Championship 2014

Dahlia 'Kelvin Floodlight'
Dahlia 'Kelvin Floodlight'Dahlia 'Kelvin Floodlight'

Dahlia 'Kelvin Floodlight'Dahlia 'Kelvin Floodlight'

Dahlia 'Embrace'

Epipactis gigantea

EpipactisEpipactis

EpipactisOSGBJ

  • Members’ plants - Epipactis gigantea. OSGBJ 2014; 63(3):177. Orchid Society of Great Britain ISSN 0306-2996

  • New Forest Show 2014

    GooseberryPotatoes

    OSGB Photographic Competition 2014

    Photo competition

    Summer 2014

    Dahlia 'Fleurel'

    Dahlia 'Kelvin Floodlight'Dahlia 'Kelvin Floodlight'

    Eucomis bicolorEucomis bicolor

    Front border Front Border

    Box duck

    RosesCordylineBox

    CordylineCordyline

    CordylineCordyline

    Cordyline

    Seed grown cactus has first flowers 2014

    Mammillaria cylindrica cactus, grown from seed, has first flowerMammillaria cylindrica cactus, grown from seed, has first flower

    RHS Banksian Medal 2014 - OSGB

    My RHS Banksian Medal plants

    Full details on Banksian 2014 page


    Spring 2014

    Hippeastrum (amaryllis) 'Black Pearl'Tulip 'Blue Parrot'
    Tulip 'World Expression'

    OSGB Autumn Show 2013

    Photos of my orchids

    National Dahlia Society Show, RHS Wisley 2013

    Dahlia 'Viking' (5 Large Pompoms)Dahlia 'Avignon' (3 Large Decoratives)

    Refreshed Border 2013

    Refreshed borderRefreshed border

    Cordyline letter 2013

    Cover of Amateur Gardening published 3rd August 2013My Star Letter published 3rd August 2013

    'Stella' cherries 2013

    Cherries, plate of 20Size of cherries

    New Forest and Hampshire County Show 2013

    Gooseberries ('Invicta'), plate of 20; Third Prize for Soft FruitCourgettes ('Defender'), plate of 3

    Summer 2013

    Kew Gardens rose + Californian poppies Kew Gardens rose + Californian poppies
    Front garden trough - zinnia, bedding dahlia, porcupine tomatoFuchsia


    Orchid Society of Great Britain

    June Photographic Competition 2013

    'Vanda Walk' @ RBG Kew

    First Prize in Class 5


    Early Summer 2013

    Sedum forsterianum ‘Silver Stone’ grown from seedSedum forsterianum ‘Silver Stone’
    Orchid - Cypripedium 'Kentucky Pink Blush'Orchid - Epipactis gigantea in a hanging basket
    Orchid - Cypripedium 'Reginae'Orchid - Epipactis gigantea in a hanging basket

    Spring 2013

    Spring blossom

    Spring blossomSpring blossomSpring blossom
    Tulip 'Fly Away' Tulip 'Fly Away'Spring blossom

    Orchid images (cont. 2013)

    Photos of my orchids

    Puya chilensis 2012

    Puya info slide

    Seed packet from Tresco Abbey GardenMy Puya chilensis, grown from seed winning First Prize in local Hort. Soc. Show 2006

    My Puya chilensis 30th AprilMy Puya chilensis 11th May
    My Puya chilensis illuminated during a night thunderstorm!

    My Puya chilensis 13th JuneMy Puya chilensis 13th JuneMy Puya chilensis 13th June

    My Puya chilensis 20th JuneMy Puya chilensis 23rd JuneMy Puya chilensis, grown from seed (background removed)

    Cover of Amateur Gardening published 1st December 2012My Star Letter published 1st December 2012

    Cover of Gardeners' World magazine published January 2013My letter (edited)

    Diamond Jubilee planting 2012

    Me and a group of containers on Diamond Jubilee B/H (Highly commended in Fleet and Church Crookham in Bloom Competition)Imperial State Crown, made by my father using his wood latheJubilee souvenir tea caddy planted for Jubilee
    My father + crown he madeHomemade celebration fairy cakes

    Jubilee planters, high summer (Commended in Fleet and Church Crookham in Bloom Competition)Jubilee planters, high summer

    Jubilee planters, high summer

    Orchid images (cont. 2012)

    Photos of my orchids

    BCSS - Woking Branch Autumn Show 2011

    British Cactus and Succulent Society (BCSS) - Woking Branch
    Aloe microstigma (Third Prize) Haworthia attenuata (Third Prize) Echeveria 'Duchess of Nuremberg' + Echeveria 'Black Prince'
    Kalanchoe Sculpture Crassula coccinea + Echeveria 'Black Knight' Sempervivum calcareum (x2) & Sempervivum tectorum 'Hens and Chicks' + Echeveria glauca

    Britain in Bloom - Fleet & Church Crookham in Bloom 2011

    Front Garden 2011 entryFront Garden 2011 entry
    Front Garden 2011 entryFront Garden 2011 entry

    Front Garden 2011 entry
    Front Garden 2011 entry

    Front Garden 2011 entryFront Garden 2011 entry

    Front Garden 2011 entryFront Garden 2011 entry
    Front Garden 2011 entryFront Garden 2011 entry

    Front Garden 2011 entry

    Local Horticultural Show 2011

    Begonia 'Yellow', grown for local Hort. Soc. Show (First Prize) Begonia 'Yellow', grown for local Hort. Soc. Show (First Prize) Dahlia 'Viking' (First Prize)
    Fern or Foliar plant (First Prize) Fuchsia (First Prize) 5''pot plant - calceolaria or Lady's Slipper 'Sunset Mixed', grown for local Hort. Soc. Show (First Prize)
    9 Shallots(First Prize) Lily one flower spike 'Lesley Woodriff' (First Prize) Single Dahlia 'Plum Ball' (First Prize)
    Begonia 'Yellow', grown for local Hort. Soc. Show (First Prize) 5''pot plant - calceolaria or Lady's Slipper 'Sunset Mixed', grown for local Hort. Soc. Show (First Prize)

    Debbie Frosdick Memorial Plate for Lily Foster and Heanes trophy for vase of dahlias from President of Society 9x First Prize, 2x Second Prize, 2x Third Prize

    Show newsletterSociety's Show newsletter

    Orchid images (cont.)

    Photos of my orchids - Lepanthes astrophora 'stalky'

    Dracunculs vulgaris 2011

    Dracunculus vulgaris information slide

    Cover of Amateur Gardening published 9th July 2011Edited text of my letter published 9th July 2011

    Dracunculus vulgaris (Dragon arum)Dracunculus vulgaris (Dragon arum)Dracunculus vulgaris (Dragon arum)
    Dracunculus vulgaris (Dragon arum)Dracunculus vulgaris (Dragon arum)Dracunculus vulgaris (Dragon arum)
    Dracunculus vulgaris (Dragon arum)Dracunculus vulgaris (Dragon arum)Dracunculus vulgaris (Dragon arum)
    Dracunculus vulgaris (Dragon arum)Dracunculus vulgaris (Dragon arum)

    Cordyline in bloom 2011

    Cordyline australis Cordyline australis
    Cordyline australis Cordyline australis
    Cordyline australis Cordyline australis

    Christmas Photographic Competition 2010

    Orchid Society of Great Britain
    Vanda orchid 'Ruby Moon' (photo taken at RHS Wisley)

    Second Prize in Class 1

    Autumn 2010

    Dahlia 'Charlie Dimmock'Dahlia 'Charlie Dimmock'
    Yucca filamentosa 'Colour-guard'

    FuchsiaCrassula coccinea (from seed)
    Ricinus communis (from seed)Cosmos 'Sea Shells' (from seed)

    Late summer 2010

    Good year for Victoria plums after all the snow!Victoria plums
    Maybe a quarter of the harvest and not the largest fruit!

    Front garden borderStone trough

    Gazania 'Tiger stripes', from seedMixed hanging basket (cont.)

    Wall planterWall planter

    Furcraea info slideFurcraea bulblets, a gift from Mike N. and Tresco Abbey Garden (autumn 2009)
    Furcraea plants, nearly 1-year oldFurcraea plant nearly 1-year old

    Furcraea in bloom, Tresco Abbey Garden (summer 2009)Furcraea (RHS) and Agave americana (center) in bloom, Tresco Abbey Garden (summer 2009)Flowering furcraea make 'a run' for the beach on Tresco (summer 2009)

    Summer 2010

    Petunia miniflora Mini Bella Picotee (from seed)

    Lobelia tupa, from seedLobelia tupa, from seed

    Succulents hanging basket - Carpobrotus edulis (from seed), Xerochrysum bracteatum 'Sundaze Flame', green auricula (from seed)Bedding - Tomato 'Totem' (from seed), petunia, fuchsia, 'Amazon Sunset' Parrot's Beak
    Helenium 'Sahin's Early Flowerer'Helenium 'Sahin's Early Flowerer'
    Bedding troughLily
    Dahlia 'Mary Evelyn'Dahlia 'Arabian Night'

    Puya 2010

    Puya info slide

    Puya chilensis, spring (from seed)Puya chilensis, spring

    Puya chilensis, summer (from seed)Puya chilensis, summerPuya chilensis, summer

    Cordyline 2010

    Cordyline australisCordyline australisCordyline australis

    Cordyline australisCordyline australis

    Crassula 2010

    Crassula info slide

    Crassula coccinea, from seedCrassula coccinea, from seed

    Crassula coccinea, from seedCrassula coccinea, from seed

    Crassula coccinea, from seedCrassula coccinea, from seed

    Crassula coccinea, from seedCrassula coccinea, from seed

    Crassula coccinea, from seed

    Local Horticultural Show 2010 - RHS Banksian Medal Winner

    RHS Banksian Medal page

    Summer 2010

    SummerSummer
    SummerSummer

    Clipping box

    Box ball

    Late spring 2010

    Echium russicum, survived all the snow!Hesperis matronalis (sweet rocket), from seedRoses

    Reluctant spring 2010

    Webcam image of part of the back garden - narcissi appeared finally!

    Click to access controllable garden webcam. Username and password “global”. IE and plug-in required.

    Orchid pageTrachycarpus fortunei seedlings potted up, a gift bare-root from a friend

    Severe winter 2009-10

    Contoneaster with snowGorse with snow before heavy damage
    IciclesIcicles

    Autumn 2009

    Puya chilensis (grown from seed)

    Gentian - true blue in the autumn gardenNicotiana paniculataNicotiana paniculata - click for larger image

    Victoria plumsNicotiana paniculata
    Fuchsia - click for larger imageCut dahlia 'Charlie Dimmock'

    Late Summer 2009

    Dahlia 'Viking'

    BonsaiSucculent hanging basket - Carpobrotus (pink and orange forms) + Bracteantha Sundaze 'Flame'Hollyhock

    Local Horticultural Show 2009

    Dahlia 'Foster and Heanes Trophy’; 5 First, 2 Second and a third prize

    Single dahlia ('Pink Jupiter') - click for larger imageSingle lily stem

    Single dahlia ('Pink Jupiter') - click for larger imageSingle lily stem - click for larger imageShallots (9) - click for larger image
    FuchsiaCourgettes (3) Cactus/succulent (Echeveria 'Duchess of Nuremberg')
     Foliage plant (Hosta)Vase of dahlias (‘Iris’)Potatoes (4)

    Crassula coccinea 2009

    Crassula info slide

    Crassula in MayCrassula in JuneCrassula in June
    Crassula in JuneCrassula in Mid-JulyCrassula in Mid-July

    Early Summer 2009

    June 2009Nemophila 'Five Spot' - June 2009

    June 2009June 2009

    June 2009June 2009

    June 2009
    June 2009June 2009

    June 2009June 2009

    Cordyline blooms 2009

    10th May, over a dozen flower spikes

    click for larger image10th May, over a dozen flower spikes
    10th May, over a dozen flower spikes20th May, flowers preparing to open

    click for larger image20th May, flowers preparing to open

    20th May, flowers preparing to open

    24th May, flowers preparing to openclick for larger image

    click for larger image31st May, flowers opening
    31st May, flowers openingclick for larger image

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    3rd June, flowers open

    3rd June, flowers openclick for larger image
    3rd June, flowers openclick for larger image

    Late Spring 2009


    Echeveria 'Duchess of Nuremberg'

    Tulip 'Antoinette' - Also known as the Chameleon Tulip - Each flower starts pale yellow, then pink edges appear and matures to a lovely salmon orange/redSame long lived, multi-headed, tulips two weeks later!

    Snow 2009

    Part of the initial eight inches of snow. Photos taken before I started clearing snow from evergreen and delicate plants.


    Orchids 2008-2009

    Orchid page

    Autumn 2008

    CordylineCordyline

    Snowy tree fern

    CordylineChrysanthemum

    AbutilonDahlia 'Chat Noir'
    Dahlia 'Lemon Zing'Dahlia
    DahliaDahlia

    CordylineDahlias
    Dahlias

    Sunflower at 2997 mm (9'10")

    Sunflower - higher than the cherry tree!SunflowerSunflower, a gift from the birds - click for larger image

    Late summer 2008

    LilyLily

    Summer 2008

    Dahlia 'Dark Desire'

    Cuphea Ignea, grown from seed - click for larger imageCuphea Ignea

    Trough, plants grown from seed/tuber - click for larger imageCosmidium

    Local Horticultural Show 2008

    Single lily stem ('Miss Lucy') - click for larger imageSingle lily stem ('Miss Lucy') - click for larger imageFuchsia - click for larger imageBeetroot (3)
    Pot plant in bloom, pot <5 inch diameter  (Cuphea Ignea) - click for larger imageFoliage plant (Begonia) - click for larger imageCactus/succulent - click for larger image
    Vase of Dahlias ('Canary Fubuki') - click for larger imagePotatoes (4)Pot plant in bloom, pot >5 inch diameter (Orchid - Cymbidium) - click for larger imageMe with two trophies. 34 pts in Hort classes: 4x First, 4x Second, 1x Third Prize - click for larger image. So many things had gone wrong 4 weeks before the show I wasn't going to enter, so glad I did!

    Summer 2008

    Tuberous begonia - click for larger image

    Flowers in trough opening in early July - all plants from seed/tuberTrough with Dahlia 'Pooh' and Echium vulgare 'Blue Bedder' in bloom
    Dahlia 'Pooh' - click for larger imageEchium vulgare 'Blue Bedder', single plant grown from seed and just a few weeks old here - click for larger image. Echium getting larger by the day!
    Hanging basketTrough showing development of echium vulgare plant after a few more days - click for larger image

    Echium boissieri - flower development (2008)

    Information slide - click for link to secretseeds.comEastertime, flowering year
    Eastertime, flowering yearMay - one of the flowers rising

    June - click for larger image. Gorse providing some defense.Mid-summerMid-summer, closer view
    End of JuneEnd of June, closer view - click for larger imageEnd of June, zoomed in

    Early July - click for larger imageEarly July - click for larger image
    Early July - closer viewEarly July - closer view

    Second cluster of blooms in mid-july after heavy rain - click for larger imageCloser view of red stamens - click for larger image

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    Early summer 2008

    Cordyline

    Cordline bloomCordline bloom - Click for larger image
    Cordline bloomCordline bloom

    RosesRoses - Click for larger image
    Tree Fern - Dicksonia antarticaBonsai in bloom

    Arisaema 2008

    Arisaema 'sikokianum' - Click for larger image

    Late spring 2008

    Late springLate spring
    Late springLate spring

    Wooden tulip lantern

    Tulip lantern at night, made by my FatherLanternLantern

    Holly

    Holly (1992-2008) - Click for more images

    Spring 2008

    Gorse - Ulex europaeus 'Flore Pleno'Gorse - Ulex europaeus 'Flore Pleno'
    Gorse - Ulex europaeus 'Flore Pleno'Gorse - Ulex europaeus 'Flore Pleno' - Click for larger image

    Autumn 2007

    Dahlia 'Sakura Fubuki'Dahlia 'Sakura Fubuki' - Click for larger image
    Dahlia Black Cat or 'Chat Noir'Border

    Castor oil plant (ricinus communis)

    Late Summer 2007

    Lily 'Sumatra'Lily 'Sumatra' - Click for larger imageLily 'Sumatra'

    Flower pouch of Laurentia grown from seed + Puya grown from seedLaurentia grown from seed, now still in bloom mid-SeptemberPot 'Mum

    Autumn harvest of black gold - homemade compostHalf bi-annual harvest of homemade compost (min.). Leaf mould still forming ...

    Castor oil plant (ricinus communis), with Helenium 'Sahin's Early Flowerer'crocosmia 'Solfatare'Castor oil
    Zantedeschia 'Capt. Volante'

    Border grown plums
    Victoria Plum TreeRipening plums
    Wonderful crop of plums!
    Apples too!

    Dahlia 'Ken's Choice'Dahlia 'Ken's Choice'Dahlia 'Lemon Zing'

    Local Horticultural Show 2007

    Single Dahlia BloomVase of DahliasVase of Dahlias (Foster & Heanes Trophy for fifth sucessive year)
    CourgettesSpecimen Cactus
    Foliage Plant

    Summer 2007

    Aerial viewAerial view
    Crocosmia

    Victoria plum treeALL CHANGE - new fruiting cherry tree 'Stella' that has replaced Robinia tree

    Early Summer 2007

    ContainersNew step-over apple tree 'Scrumptious' - apple sculptures turned by my Father

    Aerial viewAerial view
    Aerial viewAerial view
    DeckingBonsais
    CordylineRoses
    Rose 'Silver Wedding'Rose 'Queen Elizabeth'

    Late Spring 2007

    CordylineCordyline

    Cordyline in bloomCordyline in bloom
    Cordyline in flower

    Spring 2007

    TulipsTulips

    Early Plum blossomGorse

    Front garden borderGorse
    MagnoliaNarcissi

    Snow 2007

    Early covering of snowEarly covering of snow

    Early covering of snowEarly covering of snow
    Early covering of snowEarly covering of snow

    Enough snow for Daleks at Oxford University!
    Snow Dalek at University

    Phalenopsis Orchids 2006/7

    Moth orchid
    Moth orchidMoth orchid

    Autumn 2006

    Autumn 2006Autumn 2006Autumn 2006

    Me standing next to Castor Oil plant that was grown from seed sown seven months earlier!

    Summer 2006

    Summer 2006Summer 2006
    Summer 2006Summer 2006

    Echium in bloom 2006

    Echium flower 2006Echium flower, May/June 2006
    Echium flower 2006Echium flower 2006

    Echium flower 2006

    Echium flower 2006Echium flower 2006Still growing - Mid-Summer's Day! Click for larger image

    Horticultural Show 2006

    Single Dahlia Bloom - First PrizeSpecimen Cactus - First Prize
    Potatoes and Courgettes - Both Second Prize

    Back Garden 2006

    CordylineCordyline

    CordylineCordyline

    Standard Rose

    Baby SweetcornVictoria Plum Tree - new for 2006

    Border rosesMaple

    My Garden 1998-2002My Garden 2003-2005My Garden 2006+ Orchids 2008-2009

    Ornamental plant protectionOrnamental plant protectionOrnamental plant protection

    Swimming pool redevelopment at my parents' - see how my design came to lifeFilled in swimming poolMy designSundial Garden

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