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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.

Newby Hall in North Yorkshire open to the public again

Award-winning garden's measures to safeguard the public One of the UK’s finest gardens, Newby Hall in North Yorkshire, has opened to visitors for the first...

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show cancelled due to coronavirus

First Newby Hall hosted event called off Organisers of Harrogate Autumn Flower Show have announced that, due to continued measures to combat the spread of...

On trial: Aloe Safari Sunrise and tomato Rubylicious from Thompson &...

Plants that are not all that they seem... Another of my posts from the Garden Press Event - this time I'm focusing on two plants...

Burpee tomatoes taste test

Blog: Which of the four varieties was the runaway winner? It's not often you get a box of ripe tomatoes sent through the post but...

Historic Houses parks and gardens reopening

Shortlist for 2020 Historic Houses Garden of the Year Award Following the loosening of some lockdown restrictions, the garden attractions of Historic Houses – Britain’s...

Father’s Day gifts for gardeners

Go traditional or a bit potty for your garden-loving dad's special present It's Father's Day on Sunday, June 21 and with so many people turning...


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