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Martyn Cox - Author


Martyn is the author and co-author of a number of books. It includes ones based on ideas he pitched to publishers, along with those that he was commissioned to write. He was ghostwriter for a household name, acted as consultant editor to Sir Terence Conran and has contributed to a number of titles, including the RHS New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques and 1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die.


Martyn is always interested in taking on new projects, so if you are publisher looking for a gardening author, please do get in touch.

The Veg Grower’s Almanac

Growing vegetables can be a tricky business, and even the most experienced of gardeners will occasionally need to turn to a trusted tome for some handy advice. The Veg Grower’s Almanac is just such a book – a compendium of month-by-month tips, advice and items of interest.

With sage advice from old Gardeners’ World hands coupled with tips on the best varieties to grow and timely advice on how best to look after your plot, this attractive collection blends practical advice with evocative writing and fascinating facts. 

RHS How to Grow Plants in Pots

The essential guide to growing plants in small spaces, indoors and out

Dress up your patio with flowers, create your own vegetable patch on a balcony or bring impact and style to your conservatory with RHS How to Grow Plants in Pots. Packed with exciting ideas for design and practical growing tips, plants have been organised by growing conditions and key qualities to direct you to just what you need.


Troubleshoot any problems that you may encounter using the handy help section and find solutions for common plant diseases and pests to keep your pots looking perfect.

I Can Cook from the Garden

Series 3 of the popular CBeebies' series i can cook will increasingly connect children with where their food comes from. Kids learn how to grow and cook food through focused recipe features - the key ingredients are spotlighted with interesting facts that allow the children to discover where and how that item grows. 


Included here are instructions for growing simple vegetables and herbs, many of which just need small pots and window boxes, along with ideas for creative garden projects, from mobiles to decorated containers.

New Father's Survival Guide

Father of two Martyn Cox provides an informative yet amusing overview of what to expect both before and after baby arrives. Becoming a dad for the first time is an exciting but sometimes daunting prospect.


This practical yet humorous little book offers advice on how to prepare before baby arrives, what to do at the birth and what to expect once baby comes home. The book is also crammed full of invaluable practical information on choosing a buggy, kitting out the car and baby-proofing the house. 

First Time Veg Grower

When it comes to fresh vegetables, nothing comes close to growing your own - but where to start? For those of us that crave the crisp taste of home-grown tomatoes, peppers, courgettes and more but lack the crucial experience and know-how, it can be difficult to make those first steps to transform a barren patch into a luscious kitchen garden - even for experienced gardeners, the move from decorative gardening to practical vegetable growing can prove tricky.

101 Ideas for Small Gardens

So your garden is more like a landing than a landscape, but that doesn't mean you can't make a beautiful, stylish garden from the space and get everything (or almost everything) you need and want from it. 

If you're lacking inspiration, don't know where to start or are simply stuck on some aspect of your garden, here are the answers you are looking for. In this book, the team at Gardeners' World Magazine will help you create the perfect small garden for your needs - whether your priority is practical or aesthetic, or a bit of both. 

RHS Wildlife Garden

Help your child take a walk on the wild side and turn your garden into a haven for amazing wildlife, with the experts at the RHS

By choosing the right plants and creating a suitable habitat, you can invite some very interesting wildlife to your garden. Watch your child build a bird box for a barn owl, get digging and discover how worms are good for the soil, and welcome guests to their very own ladybird hotel.

You don’t even need a garden: there are lots of exciting projects they can do using pots and window boxes. Want to know where the wild things are? They’re coming to your home soon!

Big Gardens in Small Spaces

You don't need loads of space to have an exuberant garden but you do need to make use of every square centimetre. Challenge your preconceptions and see how shady corners, rooftops, doorways, cracks in the paving and other unlikely growing spaces can turn impossibly small spaces into miraculously and productive gardens.

Gardening with Kids

Gardening with Kids is packed with fun and interesting projects for boys and girls. There are appealing ideas for growing flowers, fruit and vegetables from seed or bulb as well as a multitude of garden-related crafts that kids will love, such as decorating plant pots, making a bird bath or a nesting box, and pressing flowers. Just follow the simple instructions and step-by-step photography, and you can't go wrong.

101 Plants for Problem Places

Anyone can have a beautiful garden regardless of the conditions they have to work with and 101 Plants for Problem Places shows you how. You'll soon find the best plants and shrubs for every corner of your outside space. Including damp shade, dry shade, heavy clay, hot and dry, windy and exposed, and stony and chalky, there are plenty of ideas for all locations. Full of no-nonsense information and gardening advice from Gardeners' World Magazine, getting the most out of your garden has never been so simple.

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