In pictures: Dig the City

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Dig the City, a horticultural event in Manchester celebrating urban gardening, has just come to a close but it’s hoped that its legacy will live on, with the launch of a living street where a road once was. Victoria Street outside the cathedral has now been transformed into an urban garden, with Sam Lovett of charity Groundwork Manchester proudly noting that it’s already making a difference to life in the city centre.

“It’s only been here a week and already we’re seeing things that we wouldn’t normally see, like dragonflies and butterflies,” he said.

I went along on Saturday to have a quick look at the flowers and take a few snaps of what was going on, and ended up getting a little green-fingered myself, making a seed bomb with some lupin seeds before embarking on my first guerilla gardening expedition and launching it into some shrubs in the Northern…

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