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Michael King

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

Theme plants dominate the garden in their season. Through repetition of a common characteristic such as colour, form or by planting different variations of the same plant species a garden theme can be created. In …

Last autumn we decided to add extra bulbs of Allium christophii to this perennial meadow border for a greater impact this summer. The bold form of Allium christophii flower heads contrast dramatically with the upright …

In March the combination of Epimedium rubrum foliage and flowering Narcissus ‘Jetfire’ is one of the most striking features in my Amsterdam trial garden. The epimedium is dormant but its “dead” foliage takes on a …

If you have time between now and Christmas don't hesitate, just get outside and plant bulbs; it may not be too late.

A neat green mound of Aster ‘Johan’ foliage has served as a full stop on the corner of a flower border here all summer long. However, since last month, it has become the garden’s focal …

Cortaderia 'Tiny Pampa' is a new very low-growing Pampas grass ideal for meadow planting schemes and also container gardeners.