Here in the middle of Manchester you look for every scrap of nature – and it can flourish in the most unexpected places.
A stone’s throw away from my Castlefield home is a vast, very busy interchange where major traffic routes meet.
One central section has burst into life with yellow, white and pink wildflowers – a stunning show bringing nature alongside a stark man-made creation.
Less than a mile away is a rust-coloured branch of a self-storage company where alium flourishes, while cow parsley grows undisturbed on an area of the canal towpath.
We need wilderness more than ever, especially in our urban centres. Why mow it down for the sake of neatness? Please share your thoughts on this below