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RHS Tatton Park: press day in photos

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Dig in North West: Preston Railway Free Buffet for Soldiers and Sailors Garden. The exhibit has been made by children, veterans and people living with dementia, creating a scene from WW1. Pictured is Julia Sazon, 10, from Lea Community Primary School , Preston. Picture; Mark Waugh/RHS

Pictures paint a thousand words when it comes to plants

There are some stunning show gardens at this year’s RHS Tatton, especially planting combinations and rather than have me rabbiting on about them, it’s best you see the pictures and make up your own mind.

My favourites are The Cactus Direct Garden – drought-tolerant plants, spikes, cacti, pines, rust – what’s not to love? Also in my top five is the Let ‘Em Grow Urban Retreat Garden – planting gone mad!

Also, you’ll find no celebrity pictures here – they get in the way of the plants. Many thanks to RHS photographer Mark Waugh, who must be lying in a darkened room by now!

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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.

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