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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.

Best nasturtiums to grow from seed

From tall climbers to small groundcover varieties, colour-changing flowers and variegated foliage Nasturtiums are one of the best all-round annuals for our gardens - pretty...

David Austin’s new literary roses for 2020

Two new floral characters announced - one pink, one yellow David Austin Roses has revealed its two new literary-inspired British grown repeat-flowering English Roses. Silas Marner...

Right plant, right place: THE gardening rule to follow

Blog: A good time to dig up and replant borders... My plan this winter and spring is to redo part of the long bed that...

Derek Jarman exhibition at The Garden Museum

My Garden’s Boundaries are the Horizon, April 24-July 12 This exhibition looks like it's worth a trip to London in itself! Derek Jarman's Modern Nature...

Plants to prune in January and February

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

BBC Gardeners’ World Live Young Landscapers Award 2020

Contestants and show gardens announced Four young landscapers will compete to win the title of BBC Gardeners' World Live Young Landscapers Award 2020. The landscapers, who...


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