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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.

Gifts for gardeners from £10-£20

From gloves and tools to a mini-greenhouse! If you have a little more to spend on your gardening friends or family members, here's the pick...

Christmas gifts for gardeners under £10

Stocking fillers for beginners, children and seasoned gardeners It's often difficult for non-gardeners to buy for their horticultural friends and family, so here is the...

How to overwinter chillies

Get a head start next year by saving your favourite plants Most people throw chilli plants away at the end of the season but they're...

Recycled, recyclable and bio-based pots from Garland

More eco-friendly alternatives added to range Another range of new products unveiled at Glee (Garden, Leisure, Equipment Exhibition), this time from big brand container manufacturers...

Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens

Former seminary's garden of delights It's wonderful to stumble upon a garden that you haven't visited before - especially when you were visiting for a...

Herbaceous perennials – don’t cut them back

Old growth provides winter structure and homes for predators When I was younger, one of the hard and fast rules was cut back herbaceous perennials...


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