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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.

Garden Museum’s Kate Friend exhibition

Botanical Portraits: a photographic study of English plants, February 2-March 18 British photographer Kate Friend spent spring and summer last year searching some of England’s...

Stargazing at Beamish Museum

First astronomy event's a sell-out at museum, 6.30-9.30pm, Friday, January 26 Beamish Museum will be looking to the skies instead of the past for once,...

Monty Don’s Paradise Gardens

Islamic-inspired gardens, Episode 1, BBC Two, January 19, 9pm Our gardens can be a private sanctuary but what of the true paradise gardens, inspired by...

Blue Monday? Pah! Best blue plants…

Get the blues properly with my favourite plants I'll have no truck with this Blue Monday nonsense - unless we're looking at blue plants, that is....

5 key gardening jobs Jan 13-19

Watch out for snow damage If there is heavy snow, brush shrubs and conifers gently with a broom to prevent branches getting damaged. Packing the branches...

Barcham arboretum plans approved

Up to 40 new jobs created An arboretum, lake, visitor centre, restaurant and shopping area have been given the go-ahead at Barcham Trees’ Cambridgeshire nursery,...

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