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December 13, 2017

Latest:

Lowther Castle and Gardens wins at The Georgian Group Architectural Awards -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Harworth employees dig deep for City of Trees -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Oak View Landscapes – BALI National Award for Employer Excellence -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Extension to the Oxford St district consultation period -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Paysalia Innovation Trophies 2017 Prize List -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Third Annual Snowdrop Festival -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 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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