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Great British Garden Revival – Episode 7 Ponds & Stumperies


Hope you are enjoying the show as much as we are. Here is a list of the plants mentioned in Episode 7 – click on the plant links for more info about the plants.

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Episode 7 Ponds with Charlie Dimmock

There are 3 kinds of plants for ponds:

  • Bog plants for the edge
  • Marginals have their roots in water
  • Deep water aquatics are planted in the deepest parts of the pond

Put low growing grasses and sedges at the edge, also large leaved plants that give some cover for wildlife.


Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis ‘Sparkling ruby’

Myosotis palustris (Water forget-me-not)

Myosotis scorpioides  (Water forget-me-not)

Caltha palustris var. palustris ‘Plena’ (Double Kingcup)

Lythrum salicaria (Purple loosestrife)

Pontederia cordata (Pickerel weed)

Scirpus zebrinus (Zebra grass)

Laragasiphon major also known as Elodea crispa (Curly waterweed)

Nymphaea ‘Marliacea Chromatella’ (Water lily)

Nymphaea ‘Marliacea Carnea’

Stratiotes aloides (Water soldiers)

To find more pond and water plants in our Plant Finder app or Garden Centre Plant Finders, use Browse plants/Aquatic plants – you’ll find a good selection of Pond edge & bog plants, Pond plants and water lilies.

Episode 7 Stumperies with Chris Beardshaw

Stumperies add a touch of the wild woodland to your garden.




Eranthis hyemalis (Winter aconite)

Blechnum chilense (Chilean hard fern)

Davallia griffithiana

Platycerium veitchi (Stag’s horn fern)

Asplenium scolopendrium (Hart’s tongue fern)

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum (Painted fern)

Adiantum aleuticum (Maidenhair fern)

To find more plants for stumperies in our Plant Finder app or Garden Centre Plant Finders, use Browse plants/Ferns.


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