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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.

How to remove dead Echiums

A beginner's guide to avoiding problems... What problems, you might say? If it's dead, cut it down and pull it out. Basically, yes, but these mighty...

How to look after plants while on holiday

Tips to safeguard your houseplants, pots and garden plants from Wyevale Garden Centres Do you worry about your plants dying when you go on holiday?...

How gardeners could bring deadly plant disease back from holiday

RHS and Dame Helen Mirren's campaign to halt Xylella It’s holiday time again and for gardeners, the temptation to bring home plants and seeds from...

Can you bring plants into the UK from abroad?

Know the different rules for the EU and the rest of the world You know the dilemma - you're a gardener on holiday abroad and...

David Austin at RHS Hampton Court’s Festival of Roses

Best Rose Exhibit for third year running and 18th gold medal at show David Austin Roses has won its 18th gold medal at RHS Hampton...

Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival: show gardens and medals

Does your favourite garden match the judges' decisions? The Hampton Court gardens are one of the biggest draws at the show, second only to RHS...

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