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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.

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New British record pumpkin

Monster veg gained 57lb per day Ian and Stuart Paton have broken the British record for a giant pumpkin for the seventh time at the...

Big Butterfly Count 2016 results

Numbers collapse despite good weather   This year's Big Butterfly Count results are in and make grim reading. Some common species saw their numbers collapse over the...

Best pumpkins for Halloween

Plan your own pumpkin patch with Dobies It may be too late to grow your own pumpkins for this Halloween but you can start planning...

Spicy Swedish soft gingerbread cake

Swedish soft gingerbread cake (mjuk pepparkaka) This spicy, light, delicious cake is a true taste of Sweden and will warm you up on even the...

Brexit and horticulture: will gardening cost more out of the EU?

Weak pound means more expensive imported plants Unless you work in or own a business in horticulture, you probably haven't thought too much about the...

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