Allan Haschick holds a national diploma in Horticulture from Technikon Natal. He is currently assistant manager at Floradale Nursery and Garden Centre in Port Elizabeth. Allan started writing for SA Garden in 1999 and, in 2002, joined the magazine’s panel of experts who provide advice to readers. He has also written columns for the Eastern Cape Herald and Algoa Sun newspapers and contributed several articles to the ‘Life is a Garden’ marketing programme of the South African Nurseryman’s Association. In addition, he gives talks to garden clubs and groups throughout the Eastern Cape.