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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.

5 gardening jobs January 19-25

Protect from frost and snow If there is heavy snow, brush shrubs and conifers gently with a broom to prevent branches from getting damaged. Packing the...

Large seaweed concentrate plant tonic launch

Mr Fothergill's new 4-litre format Now that the sowing season has started, a leading seedsman is launching its best-selling seaweed-based plant tonic in 4-litre bottles. Mr...

Dig for Victory photos plea

RHS to mark 80 years since start of World War II Do you have any photos of your family's wartime vegetable gardens or allotments? If so,...

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...

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