Martyn Cox trained in horticulture at Writtle College, Essex, and has many years' practical gardening experience. He is the former features editor of BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, deputy editor of award-winning Gardenlife and was on the editorial teams at Amateur Gardening and Horticulture Week. Now freelance, he writes a weekly gardening column in The Mail on Sunday, and monthly for Saga Magazine, saga.co.uk and Grow It. Martyn contributes regularly for many other titles, including The Guardian, Grand Designs, The English Garden, Sainsbury's Magazine and The Times Magazine. He is a member of the Garden Media Guild committee and was consultant editor to Sir Terence Conran on his book Outdoors. Martyn Cox is author of RHS Wildlife Garden (Dorling Kindersley 2009), 101 Ideas for Small Gardens (BBC Books 2009), Gardening with Kids (Ryland, Peters and Small 2008) and 101 Plants for Problem Places (BBC Books 2008). He was a contributor to RHS New Encyclopaedia of Gardening Techniques (Mitchell Beazley 2008). Martyn has a small, plant-packed garden in East London, which he shares with his partner and two young children.