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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.

Summer holiday plant, houseplant and garden care

Keeping your garden and houseplants alive on a budget It’s a problem most of us face (a nice one) - going on summer holiday. If...

Cool gardens: The Garden Museum, London

An oasis of calm in the city Not just another place to visit in my Cool Gardens series, The Garden Museum in Lambeth holds surprising...

RHS Tatton Park 2018: show gardens

Garden designs and who won what From larger-than-life designs looking to the future to a memorial dedicated to the North West’s resilience in the wake...

Prince Charles on Gardeners’ World

Prince talks about gardening fears, BBC Two, Wednesday, July 18, 8pm and Sunday, July 22, 7.30am Keen gardener Prince Charles talks about climate change and...

Drought and heatwave damage in gardens

Take a philosophical view of extreme heat and dryness After two and a half months of negligible rain and high temperatures, it's inevitable that there...

5 gardening jobs July 14-20

Get a second flush of flowers Cut back delphiniums and geraniums after the first flush of flowers to encourage a second flowering period. Feed after cutting them...


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