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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.

Tomatoes on trial: the best and worst performers

Blog: Or how my crop was nobbled by postal delays and poor compost! It's been a so-so year for tomatoes. I grow them under glass...

5 exclusive dahlia collections from Woolmans

Confused by a vast choice of dahlias? Try these perfectly colour co-ordinated sets Dahlias have gone from being extremely unfashionable to everyone's favourite late-summer star...

Charles Dowding’s No Dig Gardening book review and calender

Started gardening during lockdown? Here's an ideal gift to keep you growing and expand your knowledge Digging is a pain - quite literally for some...

How to overwinter tender plants indoors

Blog: A conservatory clean led to a full redecoration but I'm no home-style guru! Gardening is always driven by the weather and time of year...

FREE parsnip Sabre F1 seeds for customers to trial from DT...

There are free labels thrown in too! Fancy a packet of free seeds in these tough times? Well, those lovely people at DT Brown, who...

New Aubergine Genie seeds from Burpee Europe

Ideal for pots plus North African-inspired Aubergine Moussaka recipe I love aubergines, but my family doesn't, and this is one I want to try for...

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