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Mandy Watson

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.

Tomato blight: choose resistant varieties for success

Burpee Europe's fab five tomatoes to fight Phytophthora! Tomato blight was a thing I didn't think about - to me, it was a disease that...

Apricot, Northumbrian honey and vanilla compote

Blog: Got an apricot, plum, or nectarine fruit glut? Try this easy recipe - no experience needed! One of the problems - or delights -...

National Allotments Week August 10-16

2020's theme: Growing Food for Health and Wellbeing It's that time of year again for National Allotments Week, a time to celebrate all things allotmenteering. Run...

My garden in pictures July

Blog: A month of uninspiring weather... July's been a bit of a disappointment - mostly cool, cloudy, more rain than usual (at least that cut...

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme starts to reopen after lockdown

New national organiser to lead vital fundraising work More than 80 gardens will open their gates for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme to raise funds for charity...

Book review: I Want To Like My Garden by Rachel McCartain

A cracking read packed with common sense for new (and experienced) gardeners! With lockdown meaning so many people turned to that patch of earth between...


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