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Growth and renewal: Good soil:

It’s amazing how things grow, isn’t it? The story is told of a young couple who bought a house with a large garden, including a lawn and an apple tree at the front. They decided they needed to ‘clear the garden’ and, in the process, chopped down the apple tree, dug out the root and poured in tree killer. They removed the lawn and put down concrete slabs, making space to park their car. The man went off to work every day and the wife looked after the kids. Eighteen months or so later, the shoot of an apple tree could be seen peeping up between the slabs of the car parking area. The sheer persistence of nature had won out; the strength of natural growth had prevailed. The apple tree was on its way back, albeit stunted by its surroundings…

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