October 24, 2017

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New technology boosts Parks Photo Competition entries -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cub Cadet showcase new Pro Z series at Saltex 2017 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

British Hardwood Tree Nursery donates young oaks for Lincoln Cathedral roof restoration in 100 years -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Award winning IQ Quarry Garden reimagined at National Memorial Arboretum -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tobermore Hard Landscaping solution specified at British Airways i360 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Geocycle launches in the UK -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dreamscape Gardens appears in ‘Bee Resistant’ campaign

Dan Newby, managing director of Dreamscape Gardens in Stockport, shares his story:

“As a professional gardener I’m outside for most of the day, so obviously am more at risk of stings than your average office-bound worker. I’d suffered a few wasp and bee stings that seemed more painful than you’d expect, but hadn’t thought much of it at the time, unaware of the potentially life-threatening risks of venom anaphylaxis. Then a couple of years ago I suffered a dangerously severe reaction to a wasp sting. I was trimming a hedge, when I felt a severe pain in the back of my leg. I knew I’d been stung, but the pain started to increase in intensity, and after a few minutes it was excruciating. I felt like I’d been shot in the leg and I began to feel very light-headed. My leg started to swell dramatically and my skin turned very red – it felt like it was on fire! I knew something was wrong so I went to A&E immediately.”

At hospital Dan was given adrenaline to counter the immediate effects of the wasp venom, and an antibiotic to prevent any risk of infection. Later he was prescribed adrenaline auto-injectors to be used in case of another serious sting, and informed of the potential risks of anaphylaxis. “After the Doctor explained the seriousness of venom anaphylaxis, and that quite often reactions to stings become progressively worse, I started to take this seriously! I try to remember to carry my auto-injectors wherever I am, but I do worry that I might be stung and not have one immediately to hand. I’m now a firm supporter of the Anaphylaxis Campaign which aims to increase awareness of this condition and when we exhibited our show garden at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park this year I was filmed for their ‘Bee Resistant’ video campaign. My 15 seconds of fame!”

For further information contact: Sharon Byrne – sharon@dreamscapegardens.net – 07711 475350

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