The shrub shall bloom

The shrub shall bloom

We have a mock orange shrub in our backyard where it borders on our neighbour’s property. Thirty years ago it bloomed, producing white blossoms with an orange tint. It has never bloomed again. That’s because Jack, our neighbour, trims all the bushes on the border to the point where next year’s bloom is doomed. Everything he touches turns into a round, sterile ball