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February 18, 2018

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Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Seminars introduce new guidance on tree selection for green infrastructure projects -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

30th birthday celebrations for Holland Landscapes -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

New GreenMech sub 750kg QuadChip 160 takes over 70% of tree surgeon Kevin Patton’s work -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Green-tech wins Supplier category in Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Conservation apprenticeships available in the Yorkshire Dales -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open new exhibition at Woburn Abbey marking the bicentenary of Humphry Repton -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ransomes continues long partnership with Continental Landscapes -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Industry exhibit revealed for RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Monday, February 12, 2018

Wildflowers embraced by the University of York -

Monday, February 12, 2018

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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