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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.

Wildlife ponds and plants for city gardens

A sure-fire way of attracting birds, small mammals, amphibians and pollinators It is possible to have a pond, no matter how small your garden is,...

MandyCanUDigIt: welcome to my gardening website

Inspiration that kickstarted a lifelong love of growing plants The statistics say that most people take up gardening in middle age or later - not...

Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2019 preview

Blooms, talks, expert panels, June 21-23 Blenheim Palace Flower Show will be officially opened by Sunderland-born TV presenter George Clarke at 10am on Friday, June...

Flower and veg seeds sent to Syrian refugees

Mr Fothergill's, The RHS and The Lemon Tree Trust join forces to help camps Syrian refugees in Northern Iraq are to receive flower and veg...

First autumn-cropping broad bean

Dobies introduces Luz de Otono: a first for broad beans It’s usually unheard of to crop broad beans in autumn, but new Luz de Otono...

Father’s Day gifts for gardeners

Stuck for a gift for your gardening mad-dad on Sunday? Well, here are a few ideas to make his day... Lubera Fresh-T plant If he loves...


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