‘Fern Cottage’ is the cultivar of Euphorbia griffithii I prefer for its unique terracotta flower colour. I find it more pleasing than the harsher toned Euphorbia g. ‘Dixter’ that is …
Learn from the expert how to create your own new-style, naturalistic planting schemes.
Here you will find a range of blog posts, e-Books, online training courses and even the chance to consult directly with Michael King
Six unique books offering detailed planting schemes for different garden situations and styles.
Two books covering both designing with grasses and recommendations of the best varieties for garden use.
Grass Planting Plans
My latest book illustrating the most useful grasses for use in garden borders.
Detailed planting plans show how the different types of grasses can be used in combination with other plants.
Perennial Planting Plans
Learn how to choose and set out pernnials to create dramatic planting schemes.
Trees, shrubs, bulbs and grasses all play a part in these planting plans.
Learn how to place shrubs and trees into garden designs and surround them with appropriate perennials.
The Mixed border is dead, shrub feature borders have arrived.
Tulips bring spectacle to the garden in spring. Learn how to use them well in the garden.
Tulips will enrich your perennial meadow planting schemes.
online study courses
Gardening with Grasses
Together with Piet Oudolf I wrote one of the first contemporary books on ornamental grasses. For more than two decades I have grown grasses and used them in my garden designs. In this course you learn the background to the roles garden designers have found for using grasses in both private and public gardens.
The emphasis here is on designing — using the best species and cultivars available.