Q… K for Kew – an hour through the woodland, family beds and rock garden…

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Verbena bonariensis and Echinacea Magnus
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Kniphofia Tawny King
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Echinacea purpurea Magnus
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Kniphofia Tawny King
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Verbena bonariensis and Echinacea Magnus
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The paterre in red and blue
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Dahlias in a sea of Heliotrope
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Dahlia with dark, near black foliage
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Lysimachia clethroides

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Sedum telephium Purple Emperor
Sedum telephium Purple Emperor
Sedum telephium Purple Emperor and Aeonium arboreum Atropurpureum
Sedum telephium Purple Emperor and Aeonium arboreum Atropurpureum

 

Zauschneria californica Dublin
Zauschneria californica Dublin
Glycyrriza yunnanensis
Glycyrriza yunnanensis
Alcea nudiflora
Alcea nudiflora
Alcea rugosa
Alcea rugosa

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Verbena bonariensis
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Achillea Walther Funke
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Stipa gigantea with dahlias (the orange is my favourite David Howard) with echinacea and helenium
Kniphofia Ice Queen
Kniphofia Ice Queen
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Dahlia David Howard
Helenium Wesergold
Helenium Wesergold
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Helenium Wesergold with Salvia Caradonna
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Geum Prinses Julianna – the leaves from a dahlia though…
Maclaeya microcarpa
Maclaeya microcarpa
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Stipa gigantea again – but looking back along the border. Beautiful effects, this

From here, we leave the Family Beds borders and step into the Rock Garden (bypassing the superb Salvia Borders are there is still a long way to go before they look at their best – October at least)

First, this extravagant show of seedheads which at first I took for Pulsatilla…

Mountain Avens – Dryas octopetala (Rosaceae)

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Dryas octopetala
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Dryas octopetala
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Dryas octopetala
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Dryas octopetala
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Dryas octopetala
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Dryas octopetala
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Sempervivum calcareum

 

Podocarpus lawrencii Blue Gem
Podocarpus lawrencii Blue Gem
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Hebe eliptica
Pinus sylvestris beuvronensis
Pinus sylvestris Beuvronensis
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Calceolaria arachnoidea subsp nubigena
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Fuchsia magellanica
Verbascum dumulosum
Verbascum dumulosum
Astilbe chinensis
Astilbe chinensis
Astilbe chinensis
Astilbe chinensis
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Cryptomeria japonica Lobbii Nana
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Cryptomeria japonica Lobbii Nana
Lilium speciosum var speciosum
Lilium speciosum var speciosum
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Bagged after pollination, Lilium speciosum
Bagged after pollination, Lilium speciosum
Bagged after pollination, Lilium speciosum

Which leads us back into the outer borders of the Woodland gardens (beneath the Mount and Temple of Aeolus) and to the Lake (in front of the Palm House) and out (past the ducks…)

An hour well spent, methinks, with some unusual plants that deserve further investigation I think now…

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Tropaeolum speciosum
Thalictrum Splendide
Thalictrum Splendide
Thalictrum Splendide
Thalictrum Splendide

By the lake, this splendid specimen of Thalictrum… and this Melianthus major

Lamium White Nancy
Lamium White Nancy
Astrantia Roma
Astrantia Roma
Dianthus Coconut Sundae
Dianthus Coconut Sundae
The Kew Duck (yours for £5...)
The Kew Duck (yours for £5…)

and home…..

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