JULY – Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal planted a Sorbus ‘Joseph Rock’ (Mountain Ash) tree (OPALS™ rating 4) in Torteval on July 18th 2018.
MAY – Chelsea Flower Show 2018 – Nigel, Just a quick email to thank you for all your help and advice in developing our Windrush Garden. We have again promoted allergy friendly plants and as always your Guernsey Girl has led the way (Laurus nobilis ‘Guernsey Girl’). — Darren Share (assistant directory for Birmingham Council & trustee of Birmingham Botanical Gardens).
Once again, we are proud to have been part of the creation by Darren Share and his team from Birmingham City Council who have been awarded gold for the Allergy Friendly Garden stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.
MAY 2018 – Allergy UK – Allergy Heros Finalist
Allergy Heroes from across the UK were celebrated and congratulated last week at a special ceremony to raise awareness and recognise those who make a difference to the lives of people living with allergy.
Guernsey resident Nigel Clarke, who owns Queux Plant Centre, was nominated by Sue Wood, and was one of only three UK organisations to reach the final short list in the Community Hero category. He was recognised for his work running the non-profit ecological project, Green Legacy Guernsey. The organisation was set up several years ago and supplies trees and plants, free of charge, for locations accessible to the public. Nigel works with many of the local school and ‘Bloom’ groups in Guernsey and uses the OPALS (Ogren Plant Allergy Scale) guide to allergy-friendly species to determine which plants to use.
Thomas Leo Ogren’s Book on ‘The Allergy Fighting Garden’ available now from Amazon
We highly recommend this book for learning more about how male and female plants differ and by using OPAL’S 1-10 you can identify what plants are safe to use in your own garden. Go to www.amazon.co.uk to purchase this book.
Sue Killian new book available now from Amazon
Sue Killian’s new book explains the allergic response and the many chemicals the body produces in response to an allergic reaction. Allergy is a serious medical condition, and a patient can unintentionally make their allergic reaction much worse by exposure to a similar cross-reactive allergen. Alternatively, in addition to the patient’s chosen medical treatment, knowing about cross-reactivity can provide the patient with additional self-help.
We are very proud of Daren Share and the whole team from Birmingham City Council who have won gold for the Allergy Friendly Garden stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The stand, as can be seen below, is a floral impression of Rowland Emett’s “A Quiet Afternoon in Cuckoo Valley”.
More information about Rowland Emett: http://www.rowlandemett.com/
Queux Allergy Friendly Plants are proud to have advised Birmingham City Council with their low allergy display at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The stand has been created as a floral impression of Rowland Emett’s “A Quiet Afternoon in Cuckoo Valley”.
More information about the stand: http://www.michellesblog.co.uk/low-allergen-garden-wins-gold-at-chelsea-flower-show/