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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.

Cool Gardens: Birmingham Botanical Garden’s Subtropical House

Bask in the eternal summer of the glasshouses A gem for gardeners to visit in the Midlands is Birmingham Botanical Gardens (you’ll find my post on...

Portable greenhouse for small gardens

Waltons' 12 shelf design has a year's guarantee I'm always on the lookout for products that are suitable for small gardens, are keenly priced and...

Year of the Nasturtium 2019

Decorative and edible flower stars A classic in the flower garden, as a companion plant and increasingly as an edible… 2019 has been designated the...

Gardening jobs January 12-19

Keep vulnerable plants protected Make sure protective straw or fleece is still in place on vulnerable plants overwintering outdoors. In cold spells, protect non-frost-proof containers with bubble...

When to use nematodes for pest control

Temperature's the key for good results Keeping on top of pests organically is one hell of a job but nematodes can be the answer to...

Brexit Preppers Food Growing Survival Kit

Franchi Seeds' response to internet 'prepper' sites - feed the family for a year Don't panic! Worried about vegetable availability after Brexit? Well, you can...


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