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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.

Virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020

The show goes on(line), May 18-23... Despite the challenges faces by COVID-19, this year's Chelsea Flower Show will go ahead in virtual form online, the...

Coronavirus: Garden centres reopen – will you go?

There are more cons than pros for me - put common sense before boredom Now that garden centres are allowed to reopen today due to...

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...


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