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Michael King

Michael’s thoughts and ideas on planting perennial plants written over the past ten years.​​

Keukenhof is the famous show garden for the international bulb industry. Seven million bulbs go into the ground to provide a twelve week long extravagant display of this important export product from the Netherlands. I …

An exciting new e-Book showing how the best ornamental grasses can be combined with other plants. Learn how to create stunning perennial meadow borders including garden grasses. Grasses are placed in three groups of small, …

It is March, winter’s end, and time to cut back the grasses and perennials in the Perennial Meadow gardens here in Amsterdam. It is still possible that some grasses are beautiful even after a long …

Early flowering Mahonia x media ‘Winter Sun’ is the highlight in my garden this Christmas in Amsterdam. ‘Winter Sun’ flowers from the end of November through into January. This is earlier than the better known …

Two reliable species conflowers to add to garden borders.

Use alliums to bridge the June gap between the flowers of spring and the summer flowering perennials. Even when your garden borders are bright with colour in June from Euphorbias, Geums and Iris there is …