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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.

Tai Haku cherry trees at The Alnwick Garden

World's biggest display of Great White Japanese cherry blossom The Alnwick Garden's a spectacular place at the best of times but at this time of...

5 easy Easter gardening jobs

Plant seed potatoes Good Friday is the traditional day to plant potatoes in NE England, mainly because it was one of the few days off...

Burgon & Ball’s new Express Hoe

An effortless way to keep the weeds at bay I think most gardeners will agree that weeding is a hateful task, rather like painting the...

Easter events at Beamish Museum

Traditional springtime fun over the holiday weekend, April 19-22 From crafts and egg rolling to carrot lolly making and egg jarping, there’ll be plenty to...

Bokashi Composter by Hozelock review

A great piece of kit for kitchen and garden If you want to reduce your kitchen waste and turn it into something useful, look no...

Exhibition fennel competition – cash prizes!

New class from DT Brown  and NVS at Harrogate Autumn Show A new competition has been launched by DT Brown using its Fennel Florence Chiarino...

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