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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.

Plantsurge: magnetising water to boost plant growth

Review: Scientists aren't sure how it works but as long as it does, who cares? This is the first of my product reviews from 2020's...

Garden Press Event: gardening’s future is in good hands

From the greening of horticulture to diversity in writers, 2020 looks bright Every year, the Garden Press Event takes place at the end of February/beginning...

New hardy panicle hydrangeas with huge flowers

Lubera unveils easy-to-look after plants If you live in one of the colder spots of the UK, or live in a frost pocket, you may...

Plant Based Podcast Series 3

Michael and Ellen Mary are back with star gardening guests The Plant Based Podcast will return for its third series on Sunday, March 8, with...

My garden in pictures February

Blog: Documenting a month of storms and sunshine Although it has been the wettest February on record with storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge causing horrendous...

Sweet potatoes for the UK from DT Brown

Excellent results in cooler climates Three new varieties of sweet potato which have given good crops in UK trials have been unveiled by DT Brown. The...


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