Great British Garden Revival – Episode 6 Glasshouses & Shrubs


Hope you are enjoying the show. Here is a list of the plants mentioned in Episode 6, with links to our plant info pages for more info about the plants.

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Episode 6 Glasshouses with Diarmuid Gavin

To find more tropical and conservatory plants in our Plant Finder app or Garden Centre Plant Finders, use Find by/Garden Style/Conservatory.

Golden cestrum from Chile

Dimorphotheca pluvialis (Rain daisy) from South Africa

Anigozanthos (Kangaroo paw) from Australia

Protea cynaroides (King protea)

Philodendron bippinatifidum (Lacy tree philodendron)

Sarracenia (Pitcher plant)

Sarracenia x catesbyi (Catesby’s pitcher plant)

Sarracenia flava (Yellow pitcher plant)

Sarracenia leucophylla (Pitcher plant)

Sarracenia purpurea (Purple pitcher plant)

Fittonia albivenis Verschaffeltii Group (Mosaic plant) (pink leaves)

Dionaea muscipula (Venus fly trap)

Sphagnum moss

Tillandsia usneoides (Spanish moss)

Vanda orchid

Oncidium orchid

Oncidium ‘Sweet sugar’

Scented orchids:

Angulocaste Rosemary (Angulo’s hybrid beautiful orchid)

Prosthechea garciana

Prosthechea cochlieta (Octopus orchid)

Piper nigrum (Black pepper)

Carica papaya (Pawpaw)

Musa (Banana)


Capsicum ‘Red Chilli’ (Chilli pepper)

Capsicum (Sweet pepper)


Episode 6 Shrubs with Matt James

To find more shrubs in our Plant Finder app or Garden Centre Plant Finders, use Find by/Plant type/Shrub. You can use additional search criteria to refine your search for shrubs.

“Do your homework” there is a shrub to suit everyone 🙂


Cornus (Dogwood)



Mophead hydrangea

Chimonanthus praecox (Wintersweet)

Euonymus alatus

Euonymus europeus


Spartium junceum (Spanish broom)

Viburnum (Arrow wood)


Forsythia ‘Gold mine’


Santolina ‘Lemon Fizz’

Hydrangea ‘Endless summer’


Hamamelis pallida – scented in the evening

Ilex x altaclerensis ‘Golden King’ (Ilex ‘Golden King’)



Halaragis erecta

Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii (Beauty berry)

Viburnum opulus (Guilder rose) – red berries

Exochorda x macrantha ‘The Bride’ (Pearlbush ‘ The Bride’) – flowers for 6  months

Sarcococca (Christmas box) – scented and thrives in shade

Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’

Lavandula angustifolia

Cornus kousa – June flowering dogwood, followed by fruits and winter colour

Cotoneaster – berries for birds in the winter

Cotoneaster horizontalis (Fishbone cotoneaster or herringbone cotoneaster)

Pyracantha ‘Golden charmer’ (Firethorn) – good wall shrub

Deutzia – summer shrub with white flowers

Hibiscus syriacus (Mallow)

Pruning tips: remove dead, diseased and damaged wood.

Remove 1/3 of old growth down to the roots. Reduce shoots that flowered this year by 1/3.

Philadelphus, Weigela, & Deutzia flower on the previous year’s growth so prune these in the summer after flowering.

Buddleja, Forsythia prune in winter as these flower on this year’s growth.

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