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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.

Fresh figs for Christmas

Best figs for festive eating plus delicious cheese recipe Figs are a traditional part of Christmas food - usually dried in a block, a million...

River Island’s Greenfingers campaign

Give a Gnome a Home fundraiser This Christmas, River Island is supporting Greenfingers, the national charity dedicated to creating beautiful, outdoor spaces for children who...

RHS London shows revamp

Cash to go towards paying for RHS apprentices The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is planning fewer, but more spectacular London Flower Shows each year in...

Genus gardening trousers review

REVIEW: Genus Performance Gardening Trousers Looking for a last-minute present for gardeners who like to be out in inclement weather? A pair of Genus Performance Gardening...

Win 10 pairs of gardening gloves worth over £50

Town & Country's Master Gardener set for men, women and kids to be won Town & Country's Master Gardener range of gardening gloves is the...

Amaryllis growing guide

Beautiful bulbous Brazilian beauties I haven't thought much of Amaryllis over the years, mainly due to the very poor, gift-wrapped specimens that get trotted out...


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