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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.

Squelch Wellies: transparent kids’ boots and socks

A different look every day with mam's innovative brainwave! I absolutely love this idea - I only wish they were in my size! I had...

New gardening tools unveiled at Glee, NEC Birmingham

Cutting-edge technology to help the less able to garden Glee (Garden, Leisure, Equipment Exhibition) - not the TV show - is the UK’s biggest garden...

RHS gardens events October 2019

Enjoy the colours of autumn and the fun of the half-term holidays 1 October: Autumn Community Free Day, all gardens, times vary Free entry to all...

How to keep runner beans cropping

Keep picking for beans until the first frosts It's been a good year for runner beans - I chose Flavourstar from Johnsons, a white-flowering variety...

Northumbria in Bloom 2019 results

Honours for Tanfield, Durham, Seaham, Washington Village, Sedgefield, Morpeth, Bishop Auckland and Darlington The results are in for 2019's Northumbria in Bloom, the biggest gardening...

How to keep spiders out of your home

Old-fashioned deterrents for eight-legged freaks They're great for the garden, I know, but as a former arachnophobe*, I still dread that fleeting movement you see...


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