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Judith's Silver Birch tree
Episode 89th April 2024 • Our Plant Stories • Sally Flatman
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Judith Kleinman had a Silver Birch tree outside her bedroom window when she was growing up. She now has three beautiful Silver Birch trees outside her back door in her small courtyard garden. But to understand why these trees are her plant story you need to go back to her first student summer and a terrible traffic accident that left her in a spinal injuries unit. She tells her story and returns to the hospital to see a garden that has been built by the charity Horatio's Garden and meet the Head Gardener Ashley Edwards. Will she find Silver Birch trees?

You can see photographs of the trees on ourplantstories.com and of course we learn how to grow the plant.

Judith has written a book - Finding Quiet Strength which I think draws inspiration from these strong and flexible trees.

Presented and Produced by Sally Flatman

Music: Fade to Black by Howard Levy

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