Artfully pruned: the branches of the deciduous conifer Larix decidua frame herbaceous planting in June Blake’s garden in west Co Wicklow. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Like many gardeners of a certain vintage, I’m possessed of a lifelong aversion to conifers (or at least most conifers) that has been difficult to shak(...)

Cambo gardens Scotland

Situated in the “kingdom of Fife” in east Scotland, the gardens of Cambo House have been in the ownership of the Erskine family since the late 17th ce(...)