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May Issue – Pro Landscaper


  • Agenda: How well does the industry use technology in gardens and how could we improve this?
  • News: A monthly summary of the latest industry news from John O’Conner, Dover District Council, Camden Borough Council, RHS Garden Bridgewater, Glendale, EILO and Oldham Council
  • Two new roles for Mark Lane: The new ambassador for Thrive and Groundwork speaks about why he took on the new roles
  • The Chelsea Diaries: Designer Manoj Malde and contractor Dan Riddleston will be keeping Pro Landscaper in the loop as they each prepare for their Chelsea 2017 gardens
  • Let’s Hear it From: Garden Designer Tracy Foster
  • Company Profile: Landscape Associates Ltd
  • Landscape Architect’s Journal: PLACE Design + Planning
  • View from the Top: Tim Howell discusses why, in an increasingly gig-based economy, retaining your own workforce is still the best option
  • Don’t Fence Me In: Landscape architect Adam White asks whether playground fencing is essential, and explores more informal and less restrictive alternatives
  • Way Down South: Pro Landscaper takes a trip to Southampton to learn more about the growth of a unique parks and green spaces offer


  • Sharp Focus: Portfolio looking at the transformation of a small Hampstead garden by Peter Reader Landscapes
  • Rural Rapture: Portfolio focusing on how traditional-style planting is given a modern update in an Oxfordshire cottage garden with Creative Landscape Co.
  • Whatever the Weather: Anji Connell presents a selection of eye-catching but weather-resistant garden furniture
  • Hign-end lighting: A look at the industry’s top fencing
  • Life/Style: Garden designer Tom Hoblyn on his successes, struggles and passions


  • Nurture News: A summary of all the latest news including the launch of Ian Drummond and Kara O’Reilly’s ‘At Home with Plants’, Norman Hambrooks Plant Book and Coles Nurseries
  • Designer Plants: Anne Jennings runs through the plants she used to create an aged ‘secret garden’ in Chelsea
  • The Long Game: Andy McIndoe suggests some of the best long-blooming shrubs and perennials for year-round interest
  • Branching Out: Noel Kingsbury considers the challenges of urban tree selection and suggests some possible solutions
  • Nursery Interview: Pro Landscaper spoke to Johnsons of Whixley’s production manager Ian Nelson about the nursery’s growth


  • Helping you make a Profit: In the second part of his series on costs and profitability, Sam Hassall examines a requested speciality area, the cost of materials for bedding and jointing paving
  • Committing to an Ethical Supply Chain: Steve Walley explains how an ethical supply chain can support good business practice and boost your profitability
  • Knowing the Law: In the first of a three-part series, Sean Butler provides some much needed clarity on several laws affecting those in the landscaping industry
  • Professional Portfolios: Ben Shaw, national account director at Adtrak, explains the importance of online portfolios in building up your business, and suggests how to use them to your advantage
  • What I’m Reading: Robert Barker talks about ‘Derek Jarman’s Garden’ and the inspiration it has given him
  • What’s Your Role: Craig Potter, London Stone’s garden design director, spoke to Pro Landscaper about his daily responsibilities
  • Report: What does the future hold for Mower Manufacturers


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