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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.

RHS bans 9 overseas plants from shows to stop Xylella

Drastic action to stop destructive bacteria reaching the UK Nine plants grown overseas have been banned from all of the Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) shows in...

Beamish Museum: October half-term 2017

Week-long musical celebration, October 21-29 Beamish Museum is a great place to take the kids this half-term - whatever the weather, there are plenty of...

Armed Forces Memorial holm oaks

Barcham Trees' fitting tribute to fallen heroes A decade after the Armed Forces Memorial was dedicated in the presence of HM The Queen, in October 2007,...

Brothers break UK pumpkin record

Paton twins head list of four record breakers Everyone loves monster veg and last weekend four British records were broken, including the biggest pumpkin ever grown...

Gardening smiley collectables for kids

Mr Fothergill’s adds new faces to children’s growing kits Seedsman Mr Fothergill’s is adding to its children’s Munakuppi grow kit range with four new smiley...

Cool Gardens: Rowntree Park, York

Restful park near York city centre Another in my Cool Gardens series - and another from York. Rowntree Park is new to me and I...

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