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Robin Lane Fox writes a gardening column for the FT Weekend supplement.
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Capitalise on our longer, warmer autumns to experiment with some unfamiliar flowers
Beth Chatto’s garden in Essex, with its former car park turned into a drought-resistant idyll, shows an exemplary approach
The restored grounds are a delight, although their symbolic meaning is a subject of debate
The event reinvented itself for September, with climate change and exotic faraway landscapes emerging as key themes
A new batch of flower bulbs will put on a fine show in six months’ time
The new timing has encouraged some exciting contributions and some that reflect our lives over the past 18 months
The charity Perennial helps gardeners endure hard times and, in passing, enables our columnist to lunch at the famed restaurant
The 250-metre borders are an example to new planters everywhere — no matter the size of the project
The poet’s work and correspondence reveal how much plants and gardens mattered to him
Historic gardens in the City of London reveal some fascinating horticulture — and buildings
Wild-flower meadows are better suited to fields and motorway verges than our gardens — which should be gardened
The subject of paintings by Berthe Morisot and Jean-Honoré Fragonard, this flower reaches its full glory in August
‘I began at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, almost as grand as Versailles but more intelligible on a first visit’
The cave beneath the poet’s villa, now being restored, was full of mirrors, relics and wonders of nature
A new exhibition at London’s Garden Museum salutes the indefatigable woman whose manifold roles also included cook and educator
A dry May, then a cool and cloudy June, helped the peonies, roses, geraniums and foxgloves to outdo themselves
For a perfumed garden, plant jasmine, lily, honeysuckle and orange blossom instead
It has been a brilliant year for the intensely coloured flowers
This stunning variety proliferates in a hedge, while others climb walls or sit in pots — in whatever form, the rose is a flowery miracle
The BBC’s interpretation of the social comedy prompts horticultural musings through Nancy Mitford’s eyes
Hedgerows are as important as trees for capturing carbon and increasing biodiversity — and easier to plant
With the famous event postponed until September, now is a good time to enjoy this nearby historic institution
The illustrious Sussex garden remains a standard bearer for adventurous gardening
Eager newbies and veterans have been buying almost anything available at nurseries — but sharp May frosts can still bite
Plants hate the combination of drought and cold winds — but let’s look forward to May’s displays of ceanothus and viburnum