By way of this letter I want to offer you my sincere apologies for the negative blog post I wrote about you last year. (read the post) I should have known that you, as a diva plant from England, deserve a better treatment than the one you received from me.
It was my mistake to plant you close to the yew hedge. That spot is much too dry for you. I should have known better. My apologies.
Also, I was angry with you as you did not bloom after I cut you in two and transplanted the pieces. I should have known better. My apologies.
I should have empathized more with your needs as a diva. My apologies.
However, as I visited England last year and went to Wisley gardens, I noticed your species grows very well in gravel. I also learned from a grower that you are fond of liquid tomato fertilizer. I did not know that.
That is why I have sprinkled gravel around your feet this year. Every week I have given you liquid tomato fertilizer. I have to admit, it’s from the cheap Action shop, but as a diva you got over that.
And then suddenly ....... you started to bloom. After four years! And like a diva, you made a great appearance with a large number of beautiful soft pink flowers. I humbly went down on my knees to take a picture of your flowers.
Dear Guinevere. I was unaware of the treatment you wanted and perhaps needed. I do hope you will forgive me for my ignorance.