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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.

David Austin’s new roses for Chelsea 2017

Dame Judi Dench, Vanessa Bell and James L Austin Rose expert David Austin is launching three new varieties at next week's Chelsea Flower Show -...

B&Q bans neonicotinoids on flowering plants

Growers banned from using pesticides for February 2018 range To help support wildlife and address the declining bee population, B&Q is to ban neonicotinoid pesticide...

Beamish’s Museums at Night

Join the museum's Grand Georgian Gathering Beamish will open its doors after hours for A Grand Georgian Gathering to celebrate Museums at Night. From a fire-eater,...

Win Tall Cat statue from White Stores

La Hacienda's cool cat up for grabs How cool is this cat? Even cooler if you win it in this week's competition, courtesy of White...

50 packets of free seeds up for grabs!

Seeds for first 50 gardeners to email Plants of Distinction Heads up folks - the first 50 gardeners to respond to this offer can claim...

Growing tomatoes in grow bags

A boon for gardeners with limited space Grow bags are great news for gardeners with little (or no space) to plant into proper beds but...

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