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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.

Johnsons new vegetable seeds

From dwarf varieties to more seeds for your money The seed companies are unveiling their new seed varieties thick and fast for the 2020 season...

Year of the Cucumber

Vegetable star of 2020 announced at Mr Fothergill's open day Next year has been designated Year of the Cucumber by Fleuroselect, with varieties that are...

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show preview 2019

Monster veg and autumn blooms, September 13-15 My favourite show of the year is coming up - Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, held at the Great...

Year of the Rudbeckia

Launched for Mr Fothergill's by Sally van der Horst of Fleuroselect Next year has been designated Year of the Rudbeckia by Fleuroselect, that lovely member of...

Buzzing Garden, Saltwell Park, Gateshead

A new Swedish treasure - parents and children, please respect it! One of my childhood haunts, Saltwell Park in Gateshead, has a new attraction -...

RHS gardens events September 2019

From sculpture trails to outdoor cinema Enjoy the start of autumn with vibrant colours in the RHS's four gardens. Until 22 September: Surrey Sculpture Society Trail,...


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