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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.

National Allotments Week

Allotments under threat - what you can do National Allotments Week, run by the National Allotment Society, from August 8-16 has the theme of Growing...

Shady garden? Best plants to choose

Lack of sunlight can be a bonus not a problem Most people think it's the end of the world if they have a garden that's...

How to take semi-ripe cuttings

Easy way to propagate your favourite plants Here's the second instalment in my how to take cuttings series - this time, the semi-ripe type. Don't be...

REVIEW: HandiMoova trolley and HandiSac

At last - a trolley for steps and rough ground Reinventing the wheel might be a big claim but HandiWorld Ltd has managed it with...

Big Butterfly Count: help experts establish why numbers are falling

Butterfly numbers plummet in adverse weather Have you noticed what a bad year for butterflies it is? There's been a 'perfect storm' of a sunless...

August events at RHS gardens

From kids' space adventures to dry stone walling Here are August's main events at the four Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) gardens - please check at...

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