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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.

Herbaceous perennials – don’t cut them back

Old growth provides winter structure and homes for predators When I was younger, one of the hard and fast rules was cut back herbaceous perennials...

Beamish Museum: parade to launch Christmas past

Festive season kicks off in style at County Durham museum Father Christmas will arrive at Beamish Museum this Saturday (November 18) in a festive parade...

WIN: Turn soil troubles into a Harrogate show garden

Be a 'client' for 2018 design teams and win £300 of plants Show garden solutions to everyday problems will be on offer as the Harrogate...

Hydroponic system’s crowdfunding campaign

Equipment means anyone can grow crops in their home Want to grow your own food at home but lack a garden or even enough light? Now,...

Plant World Seeds 2018 catalogue + free seed offer

Free seeds worth £5.15 with any order from new catalogue The Plant World Seeds offers have always been very popular - and here’s a new...

5 key gardening jobs November 11-17

Plant out winter bedding Now is the last chance to plant out winter bedding. You could try wallflowers, forget-me-nots, Bellis, Primula, Viola (winter pansies) and...


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