Moving to the east, I realised they really aren't that bad. It took several years for me to discover this, though. Now, I enjoy clipping back the spent blossoms, encouraging the plants to grow, and kissing their happy faces as they greet the sun. This year, I'm especially impressed with my pot of pink petunias. They are almost bursting from their planter in cascades of pink.
Well done, my little friends. Well done!