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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.

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show 2016 monster veg

Slideshow of the best massive and weird veg Even if you don't like gardening, everyone's fascinated by monster vegetables and Harrogate Autumn Flower Show is one...

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show 2016 review

Monster veg come up trumps again Sorry RHS, forget Chelsea - the Autumn Flower Show at Harrogate knocks it into a cocked hat (as does...

Gardening news, Sept 16

Suttons charity daffodils; Dobies and DT Brown seeds; Lubera apple It's that time of year when there are loads of new gardening products about -...

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...

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