I am delighted to say that the Allandscapers Library site is maintaining its unique niche in the industry, being the only free to view site containing a wide range of subjects relevant to so many different aspects of horticulture.

Articles, features and guidance notes/hints & tips are continuing to receive a lot of views, with Laying Cobbles – Guidance Notes receiving well over thirteen thousand views being the most popular. Bear in mind that Allandscapers does not advertise anywhere, and only those who are seeking advice on a particular subject are going to come across the site.

We warmly welcome Marie Shallcross of Plews Gardens, who has written a lengthy article of methods of propagation, which will be of great interest to our Gardener readers. Marie is famed for her blogs, and she will be producing more features in the coming months under the Sages & Gurus section.

With the advent of the newly formed Professional Garden Consultants Association, will be expanding not only the number of articles on the site, but also introducing some more complex subjects into the mix. (The PGCA is run by myself, along with The School of Garden Management, and I hope to persuade other Senior Consultants to contribute when possible)

I have an extremely busy year, with so many Consultancy commissions on my books, and also being involved with The Horticulture Week Custodian of The Year Awards as both a Judge and running workshop/seminars for the Awards in Woburn at the end of June, plus around a dozen other seminars in various parts of the country including sessions for Landscapers, Designers and Professional Gardeners.

Thank you all for your continued support! It is really gratifying to see so many views on virtually every one of the 130+ features!


Alan Sargent FCIHort MPGCA
May 2017