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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 October events

Autumn colours and half-term fun Spectacular autumn colour and brisk walks in the fresh air are what visits to the RHS gardens are about in...

Harvest celebrations at Beamish Museum

Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2 The Great North Festival of Agriculture at Beamish Museum draws to a close this weekend with the celebration of Harvest...

Fungus resistant hardy grape

Lubera's Arkadia brings grape growing in reach of everyone There's an air of the exotic when it comes to growing grapes - and a reputation...

Thompson & Morgan’s flower seeds 2017

Colour changing and blended tones all the rage Need some ideas to brighten up your garden next year? Here's the pick of the bunch from Thompson...

Thompson & Morgan’s veg seed pick 2017

Multicoloured array of veg Thompson & Morgan's new catalogue is available this month - here's 10 of the best vegetables; Tomato Indigo Cherry Drops, £2.99 (6 seeds): Each...

Sweet pea choice for 2017

New, old and my favourite fragrant varieties Sweet peas cross the divide from the cottage garden to make it into most people's lists of favourite...

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