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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.

New plants from Suttons and the Organic Gardening Catalogue

From tomatoes to cacti seeds More new plants unveiled to the gardening press at the Garden Press Event - this time from Suttons and The Organic...

Coronavirus: Harrogate Spring Flower Show cancelled

The North's biggest show bites the dust The latest casualty following the Government recommendation for social distancing and the withdrawal of emergency support for mass...

Coronavirus: RHS early shows including Chelsea Flower Show cancelled

Coronavirus statement from the RHS - garden events and school visits axed but gardens remain open Following yesterday's Government update (March 16) on COVID-19, all...

Gardeners’ World back on our screens

BBC Two Friday, March 20, 8.30pm, repeated BBC Two Sunday, March 22, 8.05am Get ready for the first of the season's fix of Gardeners' World...

Sowing seeds late: they’ll catch up!

Blog: Finally, the propagator is on... With my world being turned upside down this year after my mam's death, I'm trying to get back on...

Burgon & Ball: new gardening tools and sundries

Houseplants still hot; additions to ranges Burgon & Ball is one of my favourite stop-offs at the Garden Press Event - the company's range of...

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