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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.

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...

Growing tomatillos in containers

Classic Mexican ingredient is so easy to grow and ornamental If you want to try something new that's a doddle to grow but a little...

VegTrug’s new products featured at Glee

Trellis, arches, shelving, the Aqua Tower and wooden barrel kits VegTrug is always a stopping point for me at Glee (Garden, Leisure, Equipment Exhibition). Starting...

RHS garden events November 2019

Capturing the last colours of autumn 1–3 November: Woodfest, Hyde Hall A weekend-long celebration of the natural beauty of wood, including artisan woodcrafts and tours of...

Vegepod award-winning raised garden bed kits

Making gardening more accessible to all This another of the lovely companies I met at Glee (Garden, Leisure, Equipment Exhibition). Vegepod really stood out when...

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