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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.

Brexit fruit and veg boxes

Grow your own and beat potential price rises In these uncertain days in the run-up to leaving the European Union, Government reports have warned that...

Mud & Bloom children’s gardening activity boxes

Eco-friendly crafts and activities and you don't need a garden Get your kids out of the house and into nature and gardening with these innovative...

Flowers: my choice for 2019

Ornamental plants: pollinator friendly, companion planting and pinky-blue When you're planning a garden, it's important not to choose flowers on looks alone (but you are...

Garden Press Event: organic pest control and plant food

Green products for your garden More and more of us are choosing to use organic products when gardening and there is an ever-widening range to...

5 gardening jobs March 16-22

Start sowing hardy annuals Sow hardy annual flowers where they are to bloom if your soil is workable, such as Calendula, Nasturtium and Nigella. You can...

What to sow in late March

Time to sow new herbs, veg and flowers Mid- to late March is when seed sowing really hots up - yet I find my conservatory...

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