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Robin Lane Fox writes a gardening column for the FT Weekend supplement.
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Botany and ancient history meet in a journey to a country where this tree grows wild and prolifically
A canter down the historic Roman road — and alongside homes belonging to Italian film goddesses
A new book offers guidance through the ‘proliferating jungle of roses’
If you are enjoying this year’s displays, these varieties can replicate them in your own garden
The spectacular and chequered history of the German amateur archaeologist offers lessons for mid-life career changes
Daisies and salvias can create a painterly spectrum worthy of Cézanne
From Urban VIII to the current Pope Francis, holy men have enjoyed havens in and around Rome
Robin Lane Fox revisits the great Kent garden and an exhibition about its famous creators
La Fête des Plantes is refreshingly non-corporate and charmingly French
Through history monarchs and gardeners have ignored tradition, as with the ‘not narrowly British’ flowers on the Queen’s coffin
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