The Teddington Gardener

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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