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Stolen plant returned

Posted on August 31 2018 at 12:47:19

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A memorial garden to Alvechurch youngster Finlay Church was planted earlier this year by the paddling pool in The Meadows and is being nurtured by retired director of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Philip Aubury.

Unfortunately, one of the plants, a Choisya “Sundance”, was ripped out and taken away, so Philip put up a sign (right) explaining it was a memorial garden to deter others from taking plants.

Remarkably, within a few days the plant was returned to the garden, but because it had been specially anchored, most of the root had been lost.

It is now recovering with special care at Philip’s home and will be replanted, alongside the replacement he bought, in the autumn.

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