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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.

Tips for a top real Christmas tree

Ditch the tinsel - go for a real tree A real tree or an artificial one? It's an argument that's gone on in our house for...

National Tree Week 2016

Celebrating the winter tree planting season Running until 4 December, National Tree Week is the UK's largest celebration launching the start of the winter tree...

Top 10 Zinnias for 2017

From brash to subtle - a Zinnia to suit every garden Those overblown barmaids of the borders, Zinnias, have been named Flower of the Year...

RHS gardens December and Christmas events

Festive fun for kids and plants and food for adults Until December 24: Festive lunches and afternoon teas, Wisley Two-course lunch, including a glass of prosecco...

Win birdhouse, bird feeder and insect hotel

Winter wildlife feeders and havens from Deco-Pak Deco-Pak’s handmade homes and feeders for birds and insects are always popular - and now you have a chance...

Standard berries for easy pickings

Space-saving berry bushes from Lubera Here are some berries which are the gold standard for gardeners wanting to grow fruit in restricted spaces or those...


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