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June 19, 2018

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British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Flower Bus via RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show -

Friday, June 15, 2018

New Etesia fleet for Greenfingers -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to showcase the best of grow your own -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

London’s Limmo Peninsula enhanced by Wildflower Meadow -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Bradstone features in medal winning garden at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Perennial launches online budgeting tool to help manage finances -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Battling skin cancer after a decade in landscaping -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Darlington’s Cocker Beck receives TLC from Husqvarna -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Makita launch two BL LXT Linetrimmers and Dual-Purpose Grass Shears -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Record numbers gaining the RHS’s most prestigious qualification -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Preview: National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Brian Herbert on the BALI Leadership in Action Development Course -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

International call for ideas to re-imagine London’s Grosvenor Square -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

HTA National Plant Show exhibitors all sign up to responsible sourcing statement -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Vertical bar metal railings installed at Windy Arbor Primary in Solihull -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Trees on farms essential to improve environmental protection post Brexit -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

TOPSOIL attracts prestigious customers for its task-specific products -

Monday, June 11, 2018

All new product line introduced by iGRASS -

Monday, June 11, 2018

INNSA guidance assisting buyers of Japanese knotweed remediation services -

Monday, June 11, 2018

Ecoscape

Updated guidance on Xylella from BALI’s technical officer

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From 1 March 2018, additional precautions must be taken by suppliers and recipients of specific plants, as outlined in the DEFRA guidance document: Xylella fastidiosa: Information about controls for importers and users of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.

In addition to the plant passport system, which requires anyone directly importing host plants across the EU to the UK to ensure they are inspected and accompanied by a plant passport, from 1 March 2018, specific ‘high risk’ plants can only be moved once a site has received an annual inspection from an Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) inspector, and the plants have been sampled and tested. In addition, both suppliers and recipient of high risk plants must keep records for three years.Xylella

The plants within this high risk category are:

  • Coffea
  • Lavandula dentata
  • Nerium oleander
  • Olea europae
  • Polygala myrtfolia
  • Prunus dulcis

The list of host plants is updated regularly and can be found on the European Commission website: https://ec.europa.eu/food/plant/plant_health_biosecurity/legislation/emergency_measures/xylella-fastidiosa/susceptible_en

The DEFRA guidance document: Xylella fastidiosa: Information about controls for importers and users of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants can be found at the following location:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/662219/xylella-fastidiosa-impl-trade.pdf

The APHA should be contacted regarding suspected outbreaks of Xylella fastidiosa, as well as inspection queries, via: PHSI Headquarters, Sand Hutton, York. Tel: 01904 405138 Email: planthealth.info@apha.gsi.gov.uk

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