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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.

Self-watering tomato pots from elho

Making growing your own delicious produce even easier in British Tomato Fortnight It's British Tomato Fortnight (May 25-June 7), which celebrates all that is best...

Root Pouch fabric containers trial for tomatoes in British Tomato Fortnight

Blog: Growing tomatoes under glass in fabric bags made from recycled plastic bottles... Invented in Oregon, USA, the Root Pouch is an innovation I was...

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...


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