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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.

Franchi Seeds of Italy protects veg biodiversity

Seeds of Italy's bid to save heritage varieties With daily dire news about climate change, plastic pollution in the oceans, loss of habitat and species extinction...

World Soil Day December 5

Be the solution to soil pollution Seems as if gardeners head the field when it comes to keeping our soils healthy the organic way -...

Best indoor gardening gifts

Presents the houseplant gardener will love Here’s the last instalment of gardening gifts for Christmas – presents for indoor gardeners (see also stocking fillers, main gifts and...

5 gardening jobs December 1-7

Last chance to plant tulip bulbs Plant tulip bulbs at the latest this month. Some species tulips go on year to year, some are treated as bedding,...

Garden Media Guild Awards 2018

Gardening's 'Oscars' and key trends for 2019 It was a delight to be invited to yesterday's Gardening Media Guild Awards to see horticulture's great, good...

RHS gardens December events

Enjoy the run-up to Christmas in magical style 30 November–2 December & 7–9 December: Christmas Gift Fair with Made in Essex, RHS Garden Hyde Hall Find...

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