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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.

RHS gardens September events

Shows, workshops and courses at Harlow Carr, Hyde Hall, Wisley, Rosemoor With the chance of an Indian summer or an early start to autumn, visits...

Dig for Victory at Beamish

September 1-4, part of the Great North Festival of Agriculture Life on the Home Front and the vital role the British countryside played during the Second...

New Dobies seed catalogue

More than 70 new varieties Dobies launches its 2017 seed catalogue on September 15 with a new look and more than 70 new varieties. Here's the...

RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show 2016

Iconic late-season show RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show (6-11 September) will be opened this year by Dame Penelope Keith. There are a record 55 nurseries and...

Top 5 thornless roses

More blooms, fewer thorns One of the things that put people off growing roses is their thorns - but here are five beauties bred by...

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show 2016

Monster veg and show gardens Harrogate Autumn Flower Show (September 16-18) is my favourite of the year - who could not love monster vegetables? Some of...

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