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Flora Illustrata features a mouth-watering selection of the great European herbals and flower books

Flora Illustrata is much more than a straight history of flower painting

The history of how the herbal, or plant encyclopaedia, came into being is a surprisingly rich one, says Anna Pavord

In the pink: The classic aster, Milady Mixed

Asters provide something to look forward to in the second half of summer

Our recent spate of long, frost-free autumns has suited asters' pattern of growth, says our gardening expert

Witness the dawn light up the Sikkimese landscape at the world's third-highest summit

Our intrepid gardener Anna Pavord travels to a remote plateau on the borders of Sikkim and West Bengal

Anna Pavord: 'After two accidents, my garden was forced to undergo a radical change'

Our gardening correspondent has been thinking of ways that she could cut down on the work that needs to be done

Gardeners scored high in the Government's happiness survey

Quizzed out? Let Anna Pavord fascinate you with foliage facts - and inspire your efforts in the soil during 2015

Our horticultural expert helps to fill the short interval before the next pub quiz with a quiverful of facts, loosely attached to gardens

Some foliage transformed into decorations

How to make your own Christmas decorations: Nothing beats the festive properties of ivy

Anna Pavord reveals how to turn twigs and greenery into eye-catching displays

Anna Pavord: "I can't stop fantasising about the dream home ... for my plants"

As winter bites, our gardening correspondent's fantasies centre round a leafy, scented, luxurious conservatory that she could escape to

Anna Pavord's pick of festive gardening reads: From Digging with the Duchess to Where Do Camels Belong?

Our gardening correspondent's list features something for everyone - even the non-green-fingered

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Anna Pavord: Tall plants

Despite our columnist’s best attempts to rein in her most enthusiastic plants, some of them are determined to shoot for the stars

Anna Pavord: "There are plenty of jobs to do in the garden this month - but the most pressing is to plant those tulip bulbs"

Lord Mayor's Day in London is the traditional date for planting tulips, which are best put in the ground later than other spring bulbs, such as daffodils and crocus. This year, Lord Mayor's Day falls on 8 November, so you've a week to sort out your tulips, if you've not already done it.

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