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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.

Beamish Museum announces reopening date in July

The Living Museum of the North reopens its doors on July 23 County Durham's Beamish Museum, which has been closed since March due to the...

Growing chillies in pots from mild to super hot

Blog: A bit of midsummer heat - overwintering plants well worth the effort... I've really got into growing chillies. From my first efforts at growing...

Why you should leave fledglings alone – RSPB

Young birds are tougher than they look As many more people are taking an interest in birds during the coronavirus pandemic, lockdown has seen a...

Recipe for Burpee’s taste test winning Honeycomb tomatoes

Pan-fried Potato Gnocchi, Sautéed Honeycomb Tomatoes and Spinach My taste test-winning tomato, Burpee Europe's lovely Honeycomb was a favourite with other gardeners too. This exquisitely...

Gardening for beginners: always have a back-up plan!

Blog: Garden centres to the rescue if you have a bare patch... No matter how experienced a gardener you are, the qualifications you have, the...

BBC Gardeners’ World Live online celebrations

You can't go to the show so it’s coming to you! Despite the coronavirus pandemic cancelling this year's Gardeners' World Live, all is not lost...

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