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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.

Gardening jobs January 12-19

Keep vulnerable plants protected Make sure protective straw or fleece is still in place on vulnerable plants overwintering outdoors. In cold spells, protect non-frost-proof containers with bubble...

When to use nematodes for pest control

Temperature's the key for good results Keeping on top of pests organically is one hell of a job but nematodes can be the answer to...

Brexit Preppers Food Growing Survival Kit

Franchi Seeds' response to internet 'prepper' sites - feed the family for a year Don't panic! Worried about vegetable availability after Brexit? Well, you can...

Year of the Carrot 2019

Best carrots for pots, beginners and good health It’s sure to get the thumbs up from Bugs Bunny… 2019 has been designated the Year of...

Growing super hot chillies

Get sowing in heat in January I'm no lover of hot chillies but my stepson Ali must have no tastebuds left. He is obsessed and...

How to recycle Christmas trees

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


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