angea macrophylla 'Hortensia'
Parodia eninghausii cactus photographed from the top downwards
Short-listed in IGPOTY B&W, and CPOTY Macro Awards
A sense of movement
Looping stems of the Papaver rhoeas
IGPOTY 'Plants & Planet' Awards, Highly Commended, exhibited at Kew 2020
An ornage tree grows in the ruins of a former church
Location: Northern Cyprus
The spring light highlights the delicateness of this prunus blossom
IGPOTY 'Beauty of Plants' Awards, exhibited at Kew February 2019. Calathea makoyana
Magnification of tiny veins
IGPOTY 'European Gardens' Awards, February 2019. Giardini Ravino
Cactus columns of pachycereus pringlei
Location: Isle of Ischia
July 2019, Winning Image of the Month:Echeveria secunda var. glauca
This sturdy succulent plant surprised me by throwing out red stems of delightfully tiny, bright pink and yellow flowers.
September 2018, Winning image of the month, Allium ampeloprasum
Onion arthur seedhead escaping its casing
August 2018, Winning Image of the Month, Scabiosa_columbaria
A safe resting place for this snail
Chicory intybus roseum
Cerinthe major purpurascens
A stunning flower head of blues and greens from Lady Whincups cut flower farm. Lit up by the morning sun.
Spiraea x arguta ' Bridal wreath' in the rain
Every year I wait for these tiny buds, there is something appealing about they way they cluster
Tulipa clusiana 'Tubergens'
Opening up on a warm dewy moring
February 2018, Winning Image of the Month, Quercus robur
Sun rising behind the young oak tree. The ground beneath is dusted in frost.
One of Decembers IOM winners 2017 Winter sun
Iris foetidissima, stinking iris seeds ready to drop
Location: One of Decembers IOM winners 2017
Winning image of the month October 2017 Cyclamen hederifolium
A field of carrot flowers turning to seed
Winning image in the IGPOTY 'Macro art' Awards, August 2017, Osteospermum 'Blue-eyed Beauty'
Location: Winning image in the IGPOTY 'Macro art' Awards, August 2017
Dancing in the wind
Papaver somniferum petals blown open to reveal a tight cluster of stamens.
Location: One of April's IOM winners
Winning image of the month March 2017.Ribes sanguineum 'Pulborough Scarlet'
Basking in the early morning sun.
Winning image of the month February 2017, Sun lit
Anemone blanda blue
Early morning dew coats late flowering wild lupin
Calluna vulgaris at sunrise
Spider's web spanning heather
Briza media grid
Grid like branched head of trembling spikelets
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Zorro'
Clusters of mini flower heads
Circling the circumference
I glanced down on this Allium cristophii. Most of the small flower heads were closed-up. What drew my eye was a this delicate circle of open flowers almost linking up around the circumference. Another of nature's fascinations.
A heart-shaped Myosotis sylvatica flower head
Yellow flag seed head, Highly commended IGPOTY 2015
Aquilegia 'Spring Magic Series'
Such a delicate flower
Crocus sieberi subsp. sublimis f. tricolor
Frosted Brachythecium rutabulum
Wildlife photographer of the Year Awards: Short-listed, 2017. The early morning sun is just appearing and lights-up these frosty ice coated moss shoots
The last flower
This Rosa 'Remember me' came out in January and withered. Covered in icicles just before sun rise is looks rather graceful.
Droplets on solitary leaf
Finalist IGPOTY 2014
High Commended IGPOTY 2014.
Salvia greggii 'Joy'
Dispersal of seeds
Wonderful curling stamens
Lonicera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet'
A balancing act
Chinese foxglove Rehmannia elata waiting to open
Unfolding its petals
Seeking the last of the sunlight
Winning image of the month March 2015. Anemone blanda 'pink' in early evening light
Hydrangea Petiolaris Climber
Droplets of iced water
Viola 'Antique shades'
I just love the colours of this winter viola
Winning image of the month October 2014. Spliting seed head of a Yellow Flag with seeds poised to fall
The bubbles on the head of this Toad Lily fascinated me
Commended IGPOTY 2014. I like the architectural structure of the sea holly and its solitariness
Location: Minsmere beach, Suffolk
Pelargonium seed head
Winning Image of month June 2014. The Pelargonium zonale 'Red Satisfaction' flower heads in the background added drama to this pelargonium seed head
Concentric rings of colour
Floating bleeding hearts
The proximity of the spathes of this Spathiphyllum lynise convey a sense of peace, as suggested in their everyday name Peace Lily
Iris 'Pixie Short'
Winning Image of month February 2014. Close-up of the raindrops on the petal.
Early morning silhouette
Early morning sun slowly burning through thick mist and light frost highlights the oak tree (Quercus) silhoutte
Crocus tommasini Barr's Purple
I've gone for simplicity. Focusing in closely, looking upwards and capitalising on the blue of the sky.
I was drawn by the brightness of the berries gently swaying.
The contrast in colour attracted me, the teeth-like seeds once neatly compact are now slipping out of their casing. The end of one life and the beginning of another.
These tiny seeds just spring out from dying pelargonium flower heads. PGPA Image of month Sept 2013
Rosa 'Summer Breeze'
The up sweep of the bud caught my eye
Up close, I was surprised by the subtle shades of colour at the centre of this flower
Location: Suffolk sandy soils
Petals being blown in a gentle breeze on a slightly overcast day
Location: My garden in Sufolk
Allium 'Purple sensation'
Finalist in IGPOTY 2012. Exhibited at New York Botanical Gardens
A winning image in IGPOTY 2012. Exhibited at New York Botanical Garden
The thin spider thread spanning this Cosmos drew my attention, it glistened in the sunlight.
Grape hyacinth leaf curls
I just loved the way these slender Muscari leaves curled and linked up with each other - another couple tying the knot in April!
Iced Crocus vernus
Th frost was still clinging to the petals but just beginning to melt, when I took this in the early morning. There is a hit of sun in the background, which gives a lift to the crocus silhouettes. Winning image of the month.
The single turned down petal caught my eye. Winning image of the month
Foeniculum vulgare Purpureum
I am fascinated by the complexity of these folded fennel flower heads. Finalist IGPOTY 2009.
Papaver Orientale stamens
Poppies are my passion and I could not rest this petal hollow holding on to these stamens.
The tranquility of thunder
This dead elm in the reed bed was suddenly transformed by rolling thunder.
Pelargonium seed head
On the odd occasion my Pelargonium produces these very small seed heads with their exotic fans. Photographing them is challenging. They are tiny, they constantly move, they are positioned at awkward angles but they are stunning. Winning image of the month.
I was attracted by its slightly ghostly feel, an effect of the blurred out background, enhanced by the splash of orange. PGPA Winning image of the month.
Opium poppy Papaver somniferum
Garden Media Guild Photographer of the Year, one of four finalistst
Winning image RHS Awards