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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 June 1-7

Sow tender veg outside Sow peas, sweetcorn, outdoor cucumbers, runner, French and broad beans, peas and squash directly into prepared beds. French beans are best sown in...

RHS Chelsea 2019: Key trends to try in your garden

Go green in more ways than one RHS Chelsea is over but with so many trends to take in and reflect on, I've invited Nicky...

National Growing for Wellbeing Week

Gardening for good mental and physical health, June 3-9 I've always been a vocal advocate of gardening for wellbeing, as I know how much gardening...

Why is my apricot tree oozing sap?

Gummosis and canker can affect all stone fruit trees - here's what to do I noticed my apricot tree, despite bearing a good crop last...

Gardening Scotland highlights 2019

Scotland's national festival of flowers celebrates its 20th anniversary, May 31-June 2 To mark two decades of bringing plants, design ideas, new products and expert...

What is the Chelsea Chop?

Control the timing and size of your flowers Gardening's full of oddly-named techniques and to the beginner, none more so than the Chelsea chop, which...


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