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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.

Top 5 thornless roses

More blooms, fewer thorns One of the things that put people off growing roses is their thorns - but here are five beauties bred by...

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show 2016

Monster veg and show gardens Harrogate Autumn Flower Show (September 16-18) is my favourite of the year - who could not love monster vegetables? Some of...

Beat mosquitoes with citronella candles

STV will keep you bite-free this bank holiday It's the run-up to the bank holiday weekend and with a bit of luck, we'll have some decent weather....

Win a copy of Fermented Foods at Every Meal

... and discount/free P&P if you don't win Want to eat healthier food but not sure how? Adding fermented foods to your diet can be...

Online gardening course with Piet Oudolf

Influential designer joins MyGardenSchool Piet Oudolf, one of the most influential garden designers of the past 25 years, has launched an online course with co-author...

Gardening quick fixes: hiding disaster areas

Mandy, stop being so bloody melodramatic Once we get into the second half of August, I always develop a wistful air that summer's on the way...

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