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Mandy Watson

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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.

Apricot gluts: an easy way to preserve fruit

Freezer recipe plus warning of Prunus diseases I thought last year's apricot haul was a good one and it was absolutely nothing on this year's...

Why you shouldn’t use artificial turf

Lawn expert David Hedges-Gower on the environmental dangers of fake grass As regular readers will know, I don't write about lawns because I don't have...

RHS gardens events August 2019

Celebrate the school summer holidays! The four RHS Gardens have their summer events schedule in full swing, with activities to suit all the family (even...

What’s the best way to water plants in summer?

How these simple techniques can help your garden survive heat and drought Should your plants be watered when it’s hottest or when it’s cooler in...

Lubera’s new exclusive Redlove apple Jedermann’s

Red-fleshed apple with appealing flavour! A new red-fleshed apple has been launched exclusively by Swiss fruit experts Lubera with a taste home gardeners will love,...

Summer holiday plant, houseplant and garden care

Keeping your garden and houseplants alive on a budget It’s a problem most of us face (a nice one) - going on summer holiday. If...

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