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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.

Dig for Victory at Beamish Museum 2017

Growing on the Home Front, Aug 31-Sept 3 Beamish Museum’s Great North Festival of Agriculture begins today with Dig for Victory, set in and around The 1940s...

Mr Fothergill’s WW1 centenary flowers

Poppy and sweet pea raise funds for Royal Hospital Chelsea To mark the centenary of the end of World War One, Mr Fothergill's fundraising links...

RHS Wisley: plea to save trees from A3 plan

Sign petition to save garden's historic woodland Gardeners have been asked to sign a petition to save one of the country's most iconic gardens from...

New scented verbena from Mr Fothergill’s

Manager follows his nose to find fragrant plant A new and exclusive scented verbena is being launched by Mr Fothergill’s, developed from a chance seedling...

Giant pumpkins aim for world record

Massive 'babies' put on 60lb a day! Champion pumpkin growing twins Ian and Stuart Paton aren't content to rest on their laurels for the 2017...

Native plants and ‘lazy’ gardening best for wildlife

RHS study backs the sloppy gardener! I'm always banging on about not being so controlling in the garden and it seems the Royal Horticultural Society...

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