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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.

Thompson & Morgan’s new vegetable seeds

From beefsteak tomatoes to watermelons bred for a northern climate This season's still going strong but not in the horticultural industry - they're well into...

Thompson & Morgan’s new flower seeds

Exclusive blooms to buy now Summer may not be over yet but the gardening companies have to work well ahead – some of the new...

Sweet pea Mayflower 400 launched by Mr Fothergill’s

Celebrating 400 years since the Pilgrim Fathers sailed to the New World A special new and exclusive Spencer-type sweet pea was launched by Mr Fothergill's...

Competition: grow the biggest sunflower head

Mr Fothergill's prizes and you can help Children In Need This is a great challenge for friends or even your child's class - who can...

WOLF-Garten multi-change tools for National Allotment Week

Four tool heads to ease gardening pain and strain The hoe is one of the most versatile of gardening tools - use it for weeding,...

Nemaslug BASF nematodes trial

Controlling the threat of slugs naturally It's been a very wet growing season, even in my usually dry corner of North-East England, so there's been...


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