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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.

Wilkinson Sword gardening tools for National Allotment Week

Ultralight range for ease of use If you suffer from a bad back or joint conditions, you need to take advantage of every innovation to...

Ecofective Houseplant Defender review

All-in-one ready to use spray does the job Most gardeners have a greenhouse completely separate from their house but mine is different - it's really...

Flower Farmers’ Big Weekend

Support British cut-flower growing, August 16-18 For three days this month, more than 100 growers from the Flowers from the Farm co-operative will be opening...

National Allotment Week 2019

A Shared Harvest is this year's theme, August 12-18 Every day in this season of plenty is a reason to celebrate having an allotment but...

Apricot gluts: an easy way to preserve fruit

Freezer recipe plus warning of Prunus diseases I thought last year's apricot haul was a good one and it was absolutely nothing on this year's...

Why you shouldn’t use artificial turf

Lawn expert David Hedges-Gower on the environmental dangers of fake grass As regular readers will know, I don't write about lawns because I don't have...

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