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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.

Flowers from the Farm

British cut flower co-operative thrives If you love flower arranging, then Flowers from the Farm is the organisation to check out. It’s a multi-award-winning co-operative of...

David Austin new roses 2019

Rose duo named after Thomas Hardy characters Perfect gifts for lovers of literature, the two new introductions this year from David Austin Roses caused quite...

Super Petunias

Size of Petunias and quantity of Calibrachoa from Suttons If you want the WOW factor in your containers this summer, look no further than the...

5 gardening jobs March 9-15

Sow vegetable seeds Sow seeds in modules/pots in an unheated greenhouse: broad beans, leeks, lettuce, rocket, coriander, peas and Swiss chard. Sow sweet peppers, chillies, tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines, celery...

Garden Press Event: composts and mulches

Organic and peat-free growing wonders New and reformulated composts are always a big draw at the Garden Press Event - they're the basics of what...

Garden Press Event: new tools and sundries

The latest for gardeners in innovation and style The Garden Press Event is heaven for gardening journalists - we get to see (and sometimes trial)...

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