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Mandy Watson

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.

#kerbcouture at Harrogate Spring Flower Show

Bloom-bombing the urban environment Florists are bringing a flash of floral inspiration to the streets of Harrogate as they demonstrate the potential for petal power...

5 gardening jobs April 13-18

Support your beans Prepare runner and climbing French bean supports if you want to save time later in the year. Get rid of spent daffodil flowers Deadhead daffodils, but...

Spring and Easter gardening tools

Celebrate the start of the outdoor gardening season Unless you’re an idiot like me who actually enjoys being outdoors in January, most people’s gardening season...

Beamish Museum’s Great North Steam Fair

All aboard in the school holidays, April 11-14 More than 140 vehicles will join Beamish Museum's own vintage exhibits at the Great North Steam Fair,...

5 top plants for Easter gifts

Celebrating the spirit of spring with Thompson & Morgan Thanks to the smashing blog at Thompson & Morgan, here are five of the company's favourite houseplants...

Victoria Cross poppies raise cash for veterans

Mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day This year is the 75th anniversary of the D-Day, when Allied troops landed in Normandy on Tuesday, June 6,...


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