The Teddington Gardener

G for Green – leafy, verdant, lush, spotted, striped, palmate, pinnate, tropical, variegated, shiny, polished, aromatic, toothed, silvered, spiny, berried, bold, ferny, golden….

Gaura Gaudi Rainbow

Gaura Gaudi Rainbow

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium

Cornus alba Aurea

Cornus alba Aurea

Helianthus salicifolius

Helianthus salicifolius

Cortaderia selloana

Cortaderia selloana

Trochodendron aralioides

Trochodendron aralioides

Magnolia officinalis var bilona - Hou pu magnolia

Magnolia officinalis var bilona – Hou pu magnolia

Sorbus maderensis

Sorbus maderensis

Musa basjoo

Musa basjoo

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Pittosporum tenuifolium Marjory Channon

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Pittosporum tenuifolium Marjory Channon

Tetrapanax papyrifer

Tetrapanax papyrifer

Tetrapanax papyrifer

Tetrapanax papyrifer

Myrtus communis subsp tarentina

Myrtus communis subsp tarentina

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Lyonothamnus floribundus subsp. aspleniifolius (Rosaceae)

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Lyonothamnus floribundus subsp aspleniifolius

Pittosporum tenuifolium Tandara Gold

Pittosporum tenuifolium Tandara Gold

Tandara Gold

Tandara Gold

Tandara Gold

Tandara Gold

Cassinia Ward Silver

Cassinia Ward Silver

Pittosporum Irene Patterson

Pittosporum Irene Patterson

Irene Patterson

Irene Patterson

Prostanthera cuneata

Prostanthera cuneata

Colutea x media

Colutea x media

Eryngium eburneum

Eryngium eburneum

Eryngium eburneum

Eryngium eburneum

Eryngium agavifolium

Eryngium agavifolium

Eryngium agavifolium

Eryngium agavifolium

Coprosma Lemon and Lime

Coprosma Lemon and Lime

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Phormium cookianum subsp. hookeri Tricolor

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Phormium Tricolor

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Leptospermum Silver Sheen

Pittosporum tenuifolium Abbotsbury Gold

Pittosporum tenuifolium Abbotsbury Gold

Pittosporum tenuifolium Abbotsbury Gold

Pittosporum tenuifolium Abbotsbury Gold

Pittospurorum tenuifolium Abbotsbury Gold

Pittospurorum tenuifolium Abbotsbury Gold

Catalpa bignonioides Aurea

Catalpa bignoniodes Aurea

Catalpa bignoniodes Aurea

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Catalpa bignoniodes Aurea

Adiantum venustum

Adiantum venustum

Adiantum venustum

Adiantum venustum

Picea sitchenis Tenas

Picea sitchenis Tenas

Tetrapanax

Tetrapanax

Farfugium japonicum Aureamaculatum

Farfugium japonicum Aureamaculatum

Farfugium japonicum Aureomaculatum

Farfugium japonicum Aureomaculatum

Begonia luxurians

Begonia luxurians

Musa acuminata Zebrina

Musa acuminata Zebrina

Musa acuminata Zebrina

Musa acuminata Zebrina

Mahonia eurybracteata Sweet Winter

Mahonia eurybracteata Sweet Winter

Euphorbia nereidum

Euphorbia nereidum

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Euphorbia nereidum

Euphorbia nereidum

Euphorbia nereidum

Colletia paradoxa

Colletia paradoxa

Colletia paradoxa

Colletia paradoxa

Polysticum setiferum Plumosomultilobum

Polysticum setiferum Plumosomultilobum

Polystichum setiferum Plumusomultilobum

Polystichum setiferum Plumusomultilobum

Athyrium Branford Beauty

Athyrium Branford Beauty

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Hakonechloa aurea Macra

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Polypodium glycyrriza longicaudatum

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Polypodium glycirrhiza longicaudatum

Pileostega viburnoides

Pileostega viburnoides

Pileostega viburnoides

Pileostega viburnoides

Pileostega viburnoides

Pileostega viburnoides

Brunnera macrophylla Jack Frost

Brunnera macrophylla Jack Frost

Brunner macrophylla Jack Frost

Brunner macrophylla Jack Frost

Ilex aquifolium Northern Lights

Ilex aquifolium Northern Lights

Ilex aquifolium Northern Lights

Ilex aquifolium Northern Lights

Piittosporum tenuifolium Silver Sheen

Piittosporum tenuifolium Silver Sheen

Pittosporum tenuifolium Silver Sheen

Canna Pittosporum tenuifolium Silver Sheen

Pittosporum tenuifolium Nanum

Pittosporum tenuifolium Nanum

Pittosporum tenuifolium Nanum

Pittosporum tenuifolium Nanum

Canna Striata

Canna Striata

Canna Striata

Canna Striata

All this greenery, in all its variety, I photographed at RHS Wisley last week. No fireworks, no rainbow colours, but you could make a satisfying garden with just leafy palette….

Myrtus communis (below)

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