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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.

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...

Alan Titchmarsh opens Greenfingers garden

New children's hospice garden on the Isle of Wight Alan Titchmarsh officially opened a new therapeutic and recreational garden at Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Newport, the...

RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

Gardening inspiration in Cheshire RHS Tatton, in Cheshire, opened its doors on July 20, with more than 25 gardens to inspire, including the new evolution-themed...

Gardening jobs for July 16-17

Either rain or be sunny! A few extra jobs that have reared their ugly heads this week: Vanessa volunteered - yes, stop the press - to...

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