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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.

Why Monty Don’s right about The Good Life

No romance about the toil of self-sufficiency TV gardener Monty Don has kicked up quite a storm by slagging off (as they say in our parts)...

Cool summer products for gardeners

Cacti, brights and a hint of vintage There's a host of outside influences on interior design this summer - and inside trends on garden furniture,...

Smell of gardening success

My top scented plants and year-round pick of the best There is nothing quite like opening your back door and being hit by a wall of...

Beamish Museum’s Summer of Fun

Events for all ages run until August 31 From suffragette rallies, Home Guard drills and Victorian lessons to birds of prey, brass bands and country crafts,...

Trio of pears from Lubera

Saxonia invasion These Saxonia pears are available from Lubera and prove there's more to this fruit than plain old Conference. Pear Saxonia 'Gerburg' Harvest: Early October Maturity:...

Win £54 Hydropod Cuttings propagator

'Results are wonderful' - BBC Gardeners' World Want to take cuttings? Increase your propagation success rate with this 20-unit Hydropod Cuttings Propagator, worth £54, as...

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