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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.

Naturalistic planting in a small garden

Blog extra: Go for a mix of native plants and self-seeders for an easy, tranquil display that wildlife will love... If you've been watching the...

How to harden off plants

Blog: Plants under glass grow soft - how to toughen them up (gently) to cope with life outdoors... We've had a real blip in this...

Virtual Chelsea BBC TV programmes

Chelsea Flower Show's cancelled but Virtual Chelsea and BBC fill the void - when the programmes are on It's all change for Chelsea this year...

Online searches for gardening topics soar during lockdown

Figures up by as much as 809 per cent as nation turns to horticulture We've all been aware of the rise in gardening's popularity during...

Virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020

The show goes on(line), May 18-23... Despite the challenges faces by COVID-19, this year's Chelsea Flower Show will go ahead in virtual form online, the...

Coronavirus: Garden centres reopen – will you go?

There are more cons than pros for me - put common sense before boredom Now that garden centres are allowed to reopen today due to...

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