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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.

5 gardening jobs January 5-11

Check dahlias and cannas Inspect stored tubers of dahlias and cannas. Too damp and they will rot, too dry and they will die. Prepare lilies Plant lily bulbs in pots...

RHS gardens January and February events

Walk away the winter cobwebs January events 5–20 January: Rob Munday Art Exhibition, RHS Garden Wisley The Little Black Gallery brings holographic artist Rob Munday’s hyper-realistic photo...

What to prune in January

It’s time to start the chop! This is the first of a monthly series on what to prune and when, something that confuses even the...

Gardening resolutions for 2019

Why I'm going back to basics I've made a head start with my gardening resolutions for 2019 - mainly because I traditionally start my horticultural...

5 gardening jobs December 29-January 4

Grey mould alert Maintaining some air movement in the greenhouse or conservatory, even when the weather is cold, will help to reduce problems with fungal diseases...

WIN a Waltons playhouse!

Playhouse worth nearly £300 up for grabs Here's a chance for your children to win the playhouse of their dreams - but they'll have to...


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