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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.

RHS Britain in Bloom 2020 finalists

Four Northumbrian finalists announced Four Northumbrian finalists are competing in this year’s RHS Britain in Bloom competition with communities increasingly recognising the value of green...

My garden in pictures January

Starting 2020 with great personal loss... I don't ever remember a January when there wasn't even a hint of sleet, let alone snow, yet there's...

RHS gardens events February 2020

From snowdrops to Moonlight Serenades 2 & 3 February: Snowdrop Weekend, RHS Garden Rosemoor A celebration of British snowdrops, featuring rare varieties from British growers, plus...

Big Garden Birdwatch 2020 – how to take part

Blog: Play watch the birdie on 25, 26 and 27 January... It's something I do every year and I'd encourage everyone else to do so...

Ginger cat steals seed stash shocker

Blog: Lost seeds and conservatory pests drama... Now, I'm not really blaming George for this, but you have to agree that that picture is really...

Newby Hall’s new head gardener and rock garden revamp

Five-year scheme to transform historic Edwardian rock garden Historic Houses Garden of the Year Newby Hall is set to get a rock garden transformation, being...

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