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Mandy Watson

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

Amaryllis disease: red blotch

Red streaks and patches are bad news for bulbs - caused by fungus “What pretty leaf variegation!” This was my first thought when my five...

Big Garden Birdwatch 2018

Do your bit for our feathered friends, January 27-29 It’s the world’s biggest wildlife survey, with about 500,000 people taking part last year - and this...

5 key gardening jobs Jan 20-26

Check Group 3 clematis for buds If late summer-flowering clematis are showing signs of growth. you can prune them - if not, leave them until...

Euro fruit plant firms join forces

Lubera and Robert Mayer create new distribution company Two major European horticultural firms, Robert Mayer in Germany and Lubera AG in Switzerland have joined forces. Starting...

Garden Museum’s Kate Friend exhibition

Botanical Portraits: a photographic study of English plants, February 2-March 18 British photographer Kate Friend spent spring and summer last year searching some of England’s...

Stargazing at Beamish Museum

First astronomy event's a sell-out at museum, 6.30-9.30pm, Friday, January 26 Beamish Museum will be looking to the skies instead of the past for once,...

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