When a cutting is parted permanently from a stem, the spur makes independent roots or dies. It was good that when Adila and Jelly returned to musical life in the autumn of 1923, both cuttings should be in the same pot: the Bach D minor Concerto. In December 1923, Marie Hall could not appear for the Chaikovski Concerto in Manchester, and Sir Hamilton Harty asked Jelly to substitute. She was practising it anyway for another numb occasion, a return to Bromley. The public on that occasion had come to roar at Jelly, armed with floral tributes. ‘Not half a dozen double-basses would have contained those roses and tulips and carnations, and several journeys had to be made to collect them5 the Evening Standard recorded. ‘But these floral tributes must really be left to revue first nights. They are out of place in a concert hall.’.