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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.

Gardening advice, tips and products for beginners

Started gardening during lockdown and need simple, straightforward advice? I'm here to help! One positive thing that's come out of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown...

‘Ne’er cast a clout till May be out’ – sound gardening...

Blog: Watch out for those late frosts new gardeners... It's something that can catch out even the most experienced of gardeners, so if your plants...

VE Day 75th Anniversary: Suttons remembers Dig for Victory

Guest post: the war and sharing your memories then and now I don't have many guest posts on site but this one is fascinating and...

Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Decade People’s Vote

Your chance to vote for your favourite plant! I got it right - the winner is Streptocarpus Harlequin Blue! The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) will hold...

Chelsea Flower Show Garden Product of the Year 2020

The winner is the Vegebag from Vegepod but there's still a People's Choice! The Vegebag by Vegepod has been named as RHS Chelsea Product of...

Virtual Chelsea competition: win tickets for 2021’s show!

RHS and The One Show's competition for gardening pictures runs until May 18, 2020 Many people have taken up gardening to help them cope with...

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