Reap the Wild Earth

Blue shed on a Manchester Allotment

Blue Shed

Garden Canes and Wild Flowers

Garden Canes and Wild Flowers

It’s a breathless title for a very tranquil subject. My friend took me to see his allotment on the edge of the city. The street stops, we walk through a gate and… peace. Plants of every description, some in neat little rows, others waging nature’s gentle war. Green crawling over everything man-made, dismantling us so slowly we can’t even see it. How long would it take for a jungle to grow over the lost ruins of Manchester?

Chorlton Allotment

Chorlton Allotment

Tulips and red shed

Tulips and red shed

manchester allotment Wild flowers

Wild Flowers

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11 thoughts on “Reap the Wild Earth

  1. We are seeing more and more allotment gardens here and it’s lovely to go for a walk through town and come across these verdant areas. I understand the lost ruins of Detroit are rewilding now, which gives me pleasure although I know there is a sadness to it for the people who live there.

    • I guess my mind was wandering when I saw the ivy climbing up the rackety old shed, and I wondered how long it would be for nature to take over. It would be great if we could live in harmony with our planet…

  2. Lovely pictures 🙂

  3. It would probably take shorter than we think, for these very resilient lovely creatures to take over again. Lovely photos 🙂

    • Thankyou! Part of me just wants to live in the wild, swing through the trees and be at one with nature. With high speed broadband and air conditioning…

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, Mark! I love both the photos and the text in this post–so well suited and so rich in color and texture.

    • Thanks Kathryn, you know as well as me how great it is when you set out to create something and your imagination goes charging off in a different direction.

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