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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.

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019 results

Mixed picture for UK’s garden birds The results from the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch in January have revealed a mixed picture for the UK’s garden...

5 gardening jobs April 6-12

Pep up shrubby herbs Hard-prune shrubby herbs such as sage, cotton lavender (Santolina), bay and rue. This will encourage vigorous new growth and side-shoots. Trim old...

Competition: grow the biggest sunflower head

Mr Fothergill's prizes and you can help Children In Need This is a great challenge for friends or even your child's class - who can...

New and exclusive raspberries

Autumn and summer varieties from fruit experts Lubera Raspberries are expensive to buy in the shops and the flavour’s usually poor, so this makes them...

Isoplexis bella – Canary Island foxglove

Exotic relative of the foxglove now available If you like your plants on the exotic side, then you'll love this new Isoplexis Bella, introduced to...

Harrogate Spring Flower Show preview

From #kerbcouture to affordable show gardens, April 25-28 Harrogate's Spring and Autumn Flower Shows are my favourite gardening events of the year and not just...


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