A couple of year’s ago, I bought a very small heather, partly because I believe in supporting any enterprise which upholds nature. I had no idea where to put it, though, so it languished in its very small pot on the patio for far longer than was good for it.
In fact, I thought it was dead by the time it went into the ground. I held out hope, nonetheless, and last summer/autumn it showed some signs of recovery. The browned branches developed a few leaves.
Throughout this summer it continued to grow greener and now it is adorned by beautiful pink flowers. So, I hope moving it this afternoon has done it no disservice.
Since learning about forest gardens, the back half of my back garden is no longer the place for the heather, if it ever really was, considering how hot and dry it can be. Overall, a bit more shade will be welcomed, I think, and it will gladden my heart to see it whenever I arrive home, now that it is in the front garden instead.