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Robin Lane Fox writes a gardening column for the FT Weekend supplement.
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It used to supply King George III — now it uses sustainable methods the new monarch would approve of
No sooner has summer ended than it is time to think of next spring’s flowers — why not experiment?
The paulownia, or empress tree, is good at surviving drought and hosepipe bans. Others may need your help
As prices in garden centres mount, taking your own cuttings is an economical antidote
The UK’s heatwave has proved too much for some plants — but others show stoic resilience
When droughts and heatwaves make life in the garden difficult, cooking with your own produce is a rewarding distraction
The once-forgotten French artist is now the subject of a new book and exhibition
‘Yuccas and thistles are untroubled by the heat, but I do not want a prairie of spikes and prickles’
Amid a scorching heatwave, our gardening columnist escapes to a haven of green just off King’s Road, Chelsea . . .
Hot weather is testing for many varieties — but those with tap roots or silver leaves resist it, so you can give the watering can a rest
Strategic thinking and military precision are needed on the battlefield
Our columnist forgoes a white-tie garden event for one honouring wartime spies and nuclear physicists
A trip to David Austin’s show gardens in Shropshire provides inspiration
Plants from the Himalayas, the Antipodes and beyond are thriving at Branklyn Garden
Species such as weigela, salvia and choisya will prolong the pleasure of seasonal blooms
The exhibitors at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show were on hand with plenty of advice and inspiration
The photographer’s floral images embodied his passions and contradictions, as highlighted in a new exhibition
Our columnist’s favourites, a verdict on the judges’ selections and a tribute to a veteran of the trade
As the flowers come into bloom, a visit to a hidden London landmark reveals a display of this most classical of motifs
It’s smart to beat the spring shopping surge — just remember there can be frosts until June
A new book divulges grottoes, toy hermits and a ‘parlour of Venus’ of questionable taste
They may struggle in their native environment due to climate change but do well in pots or on balconies
The right pruning, sowing and weeding techniques will reward you with long months of beauty and bounty
City gardening has its advantages but the countryside boasts the primeval pleasures of stars, silence and wild flowers
A past encounter in the Ukrainian city’s neglected gardens recalls a similar one in Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’