Ian Thwaites Full Member
A winter growing succulent thats splits out from its old skin and rewards with a flower far larger than its body.
As the leaves fall all around a few flowers manage to display all their glory.
Location: Private garden
Later Summer Colour
A caudiciform succulemt that produces long climbing shoot
One of the most beautiful plants at Chelsea in 2014
Location: M&G Garden, Chelsea Flower Show 2014
Little Malvern Court - the church attached to the old priory ruins in the early morning sun.
Under the wonderful Prunus shirotae with their white flowers looking towards an amazing hedge.
My favorite flower is without doubt the daffodil and I just love the way that each one seems to be a little ray of sunshine.
A lovely blue Iris that is a vibrant splash of colour in the spring garden
In full flower in January in the greenhouse. Many growers cut the flowers off as the flower stem can mark the highly farinose leaves.
Our first frost of the year. I watched as a warm front approached and the ice melted within minutes of the front crossing the sky above us.
A beautiful night flowering cactus. As with most night flowering plants its highly scented to attract moths and bats to polinate.
The nocturnal flower of the small cactus Setiechinopsis mirabilis which will live all its life happily in a 3 inch pot. The flowers only last a night and will wilt as the sun rises the following day. Being moth pollinated they have the usual sweet scent as the flowers open.
Location: My greenhouse
We all love the autumn colours but some how I still find it sad as its the end to another season.
I just love the way that the sun seems to be coming from the centre of the flowers. Almost as if each flower is a torch
When I photographed this garden I hoped I could capture it sympathetically.
I love simple flowers. I could photograph Geraniums all day and get a different shot each time
Location: My Garden
My first ever purchased image that kept a smile on my face for a good few days
Location: RHS Chelsea Flower Show