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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