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Birmingham City Council wins Gold Award at Chelsea Flower Show for low allergen garden! May 2017
Blog highlighting the 24 best and worst plants for allergy based on the ogren Plant Allergy Scale, OPALS. February 2016
Plant cross reactivity and its fallout for allergy sufferers. Environmental biologist Sue Killian describes how so many of our plants are inter-related, not only with each other but with many of the foods that we eat. January 2016
Can we blame male trees for the dramatic increase in the rates of hay fever? Tom Ogren says ‘yes’! February 2015
The Allergy Fighting Garden by Tom Ogren. A new book describing how the worldwide epidemic of allergic rhinitis/hay fever has been caused by the universal use of pollen bearing male trees in public spaces – and how this can be combatted. February 2015
The fungus aspergillus, found everywhwere in dead and rotting animal or plant material, especially inthe autumn, can cause serious illness in those with a weakened immune system, previous lung damage or allergic asthma. University Hospital of South Manchester (Wythenshawe) now houses a new centre for the study and treatment of Aspergillosis. October 2014
Poinsettia allergy – a personal tale from a sufferer - September 2014
Sneeze-free garden. Pop-up, low-allergen garden on London's Southbank. June 2014
Low Allergy Gardening. Alistair Rivers explains how to reduce risk of triggering an attack in your garden. June 2014
Alas, still no allergen-free gardens at Chelsea Flower Show – blog post. May 2014
The Green Legacy – Guernsey. An allergen-free gardening initiative. Nigel Clarke tells its story. May 2014
The uglier the plant or flower, the more allergy-inducing its pollens tends to be! May 2013
A Plan for Cities Wishing to Reduce Pollen-Allergies and Related Allergic-Asthma. With the hundredth anniversary of Chelsea Flower Show upon us, Tom Ogren of
An allergy-free gardener roams the Chelsea Flower Show. Tom Ogren makes his first visit to Chelsea. 2009
Birds, bugs and allergies. Tom Ogren explains how encouraging wild birds to visit your garden could help moderate mould allergies. 2009
Low-allergen gardening. Michelle Berriedale-Johnson reviews the options. 2007
Chelsea Flower Show 2004. The Royal College of Pathologists take up the Allergy Cause. 2004.
'Safe sex in the garden' and other flowery matters. Michelle Berriedale-Johnson has a sniff around Chelsea Flower Show. 2003
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Genetically modified pollen free geraniums. August 2012
To reduce allergic reactions in the garden. August 2008
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