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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.

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2019

£10,000 greenhouse to be won With a massive skills gap in horticulture, the search to find the next generation of gardeners as the RHS launches...

Making money from your website

Adverts, sponsored posts and trials: how my site makes money and how it doesn't In these days of celebrities finally starting to declare what they’ve...

5 gardening jobs February 2-8

Protect alpine bulbs Bulbs coming up in the alpine/rock garden or in containers may benefit from overhead protection from the rain and snow. A sheet of...

Seeds to sow in February – my garden

Fire up the propagator! February’s the real start of the sowing season, at least if you have a heated propagator (for my advice on these,...

Cool Gardens: Birmingham Botanical Garden’s Mediterranean House

All-year-round holiday memories A gem for gardeners to visit in the Midlands is Birmingham Botanical Gardens (you’ll find my post on the early autumn borders here and...

New yellow-leaved raspberry

Productive, space-saving and pretty When you have a tiny garden - or no garden at all - it’s vital you choose plants that tick all...


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