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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.

Garden Press Event: new tools and sundries

The latest for gardeners in innovation and style The Garden Press Event is heaven for gardening journalists - we get to see (and sometimes trial)...

Community gardening groups: FREE seeds from Marshalls

Starting a new group or low on funds? Enter here! If you're a member of a community gardening venture, you'll know how difficult it can...

Garden Trends Report 2019

What's hot in the garden according to Wyevale Get a jump on the latest gardening trends so your grass (or flowers) are greener than your...

Tomatoes and tomatillos 2019

What I've chosen to grow this season I'd drawn the line at three varieties this year, two beefsteaks (requested by my other half) and a...

5 gardening jobs March 2-8

Use common sense when sowing This is the start of the main sowing period (March-May) for a huge variety of hardy annuals, half-hardy annuals and vegetables. Judge by the weather,...

What to sow in early March

Vegetables, herbs and flowers March 1 is officially the first meteorological day of spring, although after the June-like February we've had, I suspect we'll go...


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