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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.

Big Garden Birdwatch 2020 – how to take part

Blog: Play watch the birdie on 25, 26 and 27 January... It's something I do every year and I'd encourage everyone else to do so...

Ginger cat steals seed stash shocker

Blog: Lost seeds and conservatory pests drama... Now, I'm not really blaming George for this, but you have to agree that that picture is really...

Newby Hall’s new head gardener and rock garden revamp

Five-year scheme to transform historic Edwardian rock garden Historic Houses Garden of the Year Newby Hall is set to get a rock garden transformation, being...

Best nasturtiums to grow from seed

From tall climbers to small groundcover varieties, colour-changing flowers and variegated foliage Nasturtiums are one of the best all-round annuals for our gardens - pretty...

David Austin’s new literary roses for 2020

Two new floral characters announced - one pink, one yellow David Austin Roses has revealed its two new literary-inspired British grown repeat-flowering English Roses. Silas Marner...

Right plant, right place: THE gardening rule to follow

Blog: A good time to dig up and replant borders... My plan this winter and spring is to redo part of the long bed that...


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