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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.

How to care for Poinsettias

World Poinsettia Day, December 12 More than six million Poinsettias are sold every year in the UK, most to die a slow, horrible death, mostly...

New flower seeds for 2019: my pick

Best blooms for a season full of colour and scent I like nothing better than trawling through the new seed catalogues picking out what to...

Protecting Durham’s trees at Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank

Hawthorn Dene's tree seeds preserved Experts from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew visited one of County Durham's denes to collect and preserve wild tree seeds...

5 gardening jobs December 8-14

Prune bush roses Lightly prune bush roses now, if not done already, as reducing their height will prevent wind-rock. Roses are generally shallow rooted and can become...

New and exclusive dahlia collections

Mouthwatering vase fillers from Woolmans Three new and exclusive dahlia collections for 2019 has been unveiled by Woolmans with names to make you drool! Watch out...

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 highlights and show gardens

Key theme is reconnecting with nature It may be more than six months away but preparations for 2019's Chelsea Flower Show started the day after...

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