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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.

BBC Gardeners’ World Live Young Landscapers Award 2020

Contestants and show gardens announced Four young landscapers will compete to win the title of BBC Gardeners' World Live Young Landscapers Award 2020. The landscapers, who...

Root cuttings: a beginner’s guide

An easy way to get plants for free... If you're new to gardening and want to increase your stock of plants, you can't do better...

Autumn planting garlic: better late than never!

Blog: Why those cloves need a big freeze for success... I usually get my autumn planting garlic in the ground when you would expect -...

Big Garden Birdwatch 2020 – how to take part

Play watch the birdie on 25, 26 and 27 January... Up to half a million people are expected to watch and count their garden birds...

How to recycle Christmas trees

Blog: Make mulch, supports, plant shelter and soil conditioner... It's the same old horror story at the beginning of January - what to do with...

Planting out potted Christmas trees

Lubera's tips for successful tree transplanting It’s time to take down your Christmas tree (hurrah) but if you have a potted conifer with roots, what...


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