Gardening with Shrubs

Books For Christmas 2014 There are not many books around that will actually teach you to use shrubs effectively in your garden. Too many shrub books are written by experts and focus on the plants at the expense of design; how many magnolias, rhododendrons or Judas trees can the average person fit into their home garden? …

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Open Perennial Meadow designed by Michael King

Open Meadows

When is a meadow open as opposed to being closed you might ask. There is no answer, but what I mean by the term open perennial meadow is a meadow-like planting in an open sunny space. To me such spaces offer freedom, the mood is uncomplicated and nature is given the opportunity to express itself. …

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New Gardening eBooks Published

The first three titles in the Design & Plant library have been published today. The Perennial Meadows series of eBooks – subtitled Naturalistic Planting Schemes for Garden Landscapes – will eventually comprise six books with text and photographs by myself  – Michael King. Beginning with book one – Introduction –  the ideas that have lead …

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new style perennial meadow

Meadows blog moving forward

This site focuses on perennials and their use in an average sized garden. The perennial meadow is a technique for bringing the benefits of the naturalistic planting trend within the confines of smaller garden spaces. The site is new and my first priority was to share some of my ideas and experiences for designing perennial …

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