Sharon Amos has written about gardening for Saga Magazine, Country Homes & Interiors, Period Living and The Guardian, among others. She is also the author of Plants for Free, Great Plants for Tough Places and Create a Wildlife-Friendly Garden.
In her own garden she relies on plants self-seeding to create new effects every year – she’s what you might call a laissez-faire gardener.
Despite a multi-million euro makeover Marseille still retains its edge.
These blue flowers are ideal for a cool colour scheme.
There are plenty of inexpensive kitchen gadgets that make things easier.
Create a rockery to add structure and interest to any garden.
Read our suggestions for rockery plants for year-round colour and interest.
The way you use colour in your garden can have an impact on how the space feels.
Top tips on deterring intruders and keeping valuables secure.
Light up your garden with our guide to buying outdoor security lights.
Keep your shed - and its contents - extra secure with these tips.