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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.

The Garden Museum and Cafe to reopen after lockdown

London's iconic venue welcomes back visitors from Saturday, July 4 The Garden Museum and Cafe will reopen to the public after lockdown on Saturday, July...

Glee at Birmingham NEC cancelled for a ‘virtual environment’ instead

September's showcase of products to be online only One of the biggest horticultural events of the year, Glee, held at Birmingham's NEC, has fallen victim...

Beamish Museum launches fundraising appeal to ‘secure its future’

COVID-19 pandemic has slashed museum's income Beamish Museum has launched a fundraising appeal to secure its future after revenue plummeted due to the coronavirus pandemic. The...

DT Brown’s biggest summer catalogue mailing targets younger gardeners

Massive increase in orders during lockdown mainly due to customers aged from 24-35 Younger gardeners are the target of mail order grow-your-own specialists DT Brown,...

Andrew Kay Sculpture’s lockdown business boost

Steel garden wildlife artist sees a 200 per cent rise in turnover during May I don't often cover gardening products at the higher end of...

My garden in pictures June

Blog: A contrary month in every way! June has been a month of sharp contrasts - cloudy, misty and humid for more than a week...

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