Illustration: Michael Viney

When this column began in October, 40 years ago, the acre had scraggy hawthorns leaning from the ditch, a big, wild willow sprawled across the stream (...)

Garden enthusiasts at Bloom in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Bloom’s Grand Pavilion is the place where you’ll find hordes of the country’s hardcore plantaholics dedicatedly scouring the handsome displays of spec(...)