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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.

Planting out potted Christmas trees

Lubera's tips for successful tree transplanting It’s time to take down your Christmas tree (hurrah) but if you have a potted conifer with roots, what...

RHS gardens events January 2020

Enjoy gardens in the deep midwinter... Until 4 January: Glow, RHS Garden Rosemoor Follow the garden illuminations of trees, shrubs, sculptures on a route that will...

My garden in pictures December

Blog: A tale of damp, frost and freezing fog... Apart from the odd day of frost, we've had an extra-long autumn in North-East England this...

London College of Garden Design sponsors Roots and All podcast

GMG's Podcast of the Year's new partnership... The London College of Garden Design (LCGD) is to sponsor a new series interviewing some of the world's...

Christmas message: may gardening be your saviour

Blog: Keeping fit mentally and physically by gardening... The year is almost over, and there's only the biggest test of the lot to negotiate -...

Top 10 posts of 2019: numbers 5 to 1

It's a mix of perennial favourites and Carol Klein... Here it is... the posts you liked best this year, based on the number of hits...


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