The non-flowering Agapanthus and I have had a little chat. I have pointed out their current advantages: premium position in the garden, regular water supply, Osmocote on demand, attractive glazed blue pot. We have recalled the excellent performance last year but agreed that this year other plants such as the noble Hosta deserve promotion to the attractive glazed blue pot. I have outlined the options which include demotion to a plain terracotta pot or removal to a less prominent place in the garden and the ultimate sanction which is to be chopped into smaller pieces and distributed among several pots. The idle Agapanthus has been warned.