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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.

What is the Chelsea Chop?

Control the timing and size of your flowers Gardening's full of oddly-named techniques and to the beginner, none more so than the Chelsea chop, which...

RHS Chelsea 2019: celebrities, veterans and quirks!

Royals and stars out in force Chelsea Flower Show always has a heavy dusting of celebrity sparkle, from hardy perennials like Joanna Lumley, a well-known...

RHS Chelsea 2019: The Duchess of Cambridge’s Back to Nature Garden

Childhood memories inspire Kate's garden design collaboration HRH The Duchess of Cambridge's co-designed RHS Back to Nature Garden for the Chelsea Flower Show has families...

RHS Chelsea: Floral highlights and Great Pavilion awards

Flowers, bees and gold medals by the score Hillier extends world record gold medal run Hillier has won its 74th consecutive gold medal at the RHS...

RHS Chelsea 2019: Space To Grow Gardens

Medals awarded: Cutting-edge gardens with something to inspire everyone People's Choice Award: Voting is open until Friday, May 24 at 9.30am. Results for the Artisan...

RHS Chelsea 2019: Artisan Gardens

Medals awarded: Perfect examples of the artisans' crafts People's Choice Award: Voting is open until Friday, May 24 at 9.30am. Results for the Artisan and...


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