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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.

Treating bee and wasp stings

It's the season to be stung One downside of encouraging bees to visit your garden is the risk of getting stung. This last happened to me while deadheading...

Beamish Agricultural Show

Traditional country life on show, September 15-18 Recreating a typical country show of the early 1900s, Beamish Agricultural Show is a four-day event showcasing livestock,...

Spicy new garlic from DT Brown

Eastern European hardneck Caulk Wight available "Find us the spiciest, tastiest garlic, which will thrive in all parts of Britain" was the challenge given to 'garlic...

Woolmans rain-resistant dahlia trials

Largest trial of its type in the UK Woolmans, famous for more than a century for its chrysanthemums, has become a leading supplier of dahlias,...

James Wong’s seeds for Suttons

Grow veg you can't buy in the shops Want to grow something different in your veg patch or greenhouse? James Wong's vegetables for Suttons aren't the...

Beamish Leek Show 2016 preview

Best veg and giant leeks on show, September 10-11 Beamish Leek Show takes place this weekend at the museum’s Pit Village and you can battle for bragging...


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