Peter McHoy is a well-known author and journalist who has written more than 60 books including Low-Maintenance Gardening and The Complete Houseplant Book for Lorenz Books and Southwater. Though now retired he still contributes regular gardening features for a number of magazines. He also runs a horticultural photographic library. Stephanie Donaldson is the author of many gardening books. She has worked at a specialist alpine nursery, ran the vegetable garden on an organic farm and then managed a large formal garden for eight years. She now lives on the south coast of England.