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The fiery autumn leaves of 'Brant'

Anna Pavord: It is possible to grow grape vines in this country

You just need to decide if you want them for decoration or drinking. Oh, and be prepared for a bit of pruning...
Purple reign: A colchicum in full bloom

Anna Pavord: If you want colchicums to spring up in your garden at the tail-end of summer, you'll have to go to some trouble

Colchicums are dormant for such a short time, so there is only a short window when you can get hold of them to plant

Anna Pavord: "Time to get planting for spring"

Spring may be a distant dream, but now is the time to start planning for it, advises our horticultural expert, who gives her top tips on which bulbs to plant this year

Paradise in Camberwell: A gardener has created an extraordinary home for tree ferns in London

Patrick de Nangle has turned his garden into a jungle of tree ferns, cycads and bird-of-paradise plants

Weekend Work: Time to prune wall-trained trees

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Anna Pavord: 'It's a busy month ahead, with bulbs to force into bloom, lawns to repair, Virginia creeper to tame...'

It will all be worth it in the end, says our gardening expert

Anna Pavord: I've had more joy from the garden this year than I can ever before remember

The California poppies have beautifully self-seeded, the lily beetles have magically vanished... our horticultural expert cannot believe her luck in the garden this year
Anna and her trusty Subaru Legacy at her home in Dorset

Anna Pavord thought she could only ever love a Citroën ... then she sank into a Subaru

For a gardener, the Subaru is on the right wavelength, says our green-fingered correspondent

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