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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.

RHS Chelsea: Hillier’s Spring Garden

Leave a gardening memory in aid of Wessex Cancer Trust Visitors at this week’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show are invited to play their part in...

Garden Museum re-opening

Gardening Museum opens its doors on May 22 After an 18-month, £7.5million pound redevelopment, The Garden Museum is reopening today, May 22. It is Britain’s...

Sign petition against bee-harming pesticides

People power: ban neonicotinoids on garden centre plants B&Q's announcement that from next February, it will stop their suppliers from using pesticides toxic to bees on...

RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2017

Top new flowers, fruit, and veg of the year One of the highlights of the Chelsea Flower Show is the Plant of the Year competition...

Ecofective Weed Blast review

Environmentally-friendly way to get rid of weeds There is no tougher or more horrific test for a weedkiller than the path in my mother's front...

David Austin’s new roses for Chelsea 2017

Dame Judi Dench, Vanessa Bell and James L Austin Rose expert David Austin is launching three new varieties at next week's Chelsea Flower Show -...


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