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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.

October half-term at Beamish Museum

History of Health and 1950s home movies See the pills and potions on offer in the chemist’s, and take a trip to the dentist’s to...

Endangered rare UK plants under threat from walkers

Harming these species could lead to court action or fines A visit to the countryside could end up in a court appearance if you accidentally...

Westland buys out ailing Gardman Group

'Business as usual' says Westland managing director Leading gardening sundries firm Gardman Group, which had gone into administration, has been bought out by Westland Horticulture. The buy-out...

Cool Gardens: Madeira Botanical Gardens, Funchal

Taking carpet bedding to ridiculous lengths If you've been to Madeira, then you've probably been here, whether you like gardening or not, linked as it...

World record-breaking pumpkin

Paton brothers grow pumpkin with the biggest circumference It wouldn't be nearing Halloween with the Paton brothers making what is now an annual appearance on...

Lawn care: coping with seasonal and climate change

Expert David Hedges-Gower shares his grass survival tips After last week's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on climate change, it's vital that we know how...

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