Sharon Amos has written about gardening for Saga Magazine, Country Homes & Interiors, Period Living and The Guardian, among others.
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.
Green flowers are ideal for a subtle and fresh colour scheme.
Vibrant orange flowers can add real warmth to your garden colour scheme. Read our suggestions for orange flowers for your garden.
Yellow flowers can add cheer to your garden at any time of year.
We share some ideas for red flowering plants and shrubs.
Black, or nearly black, flowers can add contrast to your garden.
Pink flower suggestions for spring, summer, autumn and winter colour.
Read our suggestions for beautiful white flowers and flowering shrubs.
Ideal for a cool colour scheme of purples and blues.
Top tips on deterring intruders and keeping valuables secure.