Hazel saw a Psychiatrist who specialises in geriatric conditions for an in depth, one to one discussion.
The treatment was carried out as normal and I made a new appointment in seven weeks' time and told Hazel I would just ring her to remind her about a day before her treatment, she agreed.
In addition to winter flowers, witch hazels also colour well in autumn, the large rounded leaves turning a rich butter yellow, apart from "Arnold Promise" and the red and orange flowered cultivars whose leaves turn red or purplish orange.
Perversely, we need to wait until mid-winter to see one of the finest flowering shrubs in the garden - witch hazel.
For most of the year it is often mistaken for common hazel, until mid-January when the bare twigs of hamamelis are covered with spidery tassels of yellow or reddish scented flowers, which survive even the most severe frost.
Shining like a beacon in an otherwise lifeless garden, the witch hazel is rated more highly than the most splendid spring flowering shrubs, with which it does not compete, standing as it does in splendid winter isolation.