After creating havoc and shifting (with much help) a rhododendron in a barrel (Yakushimanum) and removing a couple more in large plastic posts, we got stuck into the mud and sand and repaved the area.
Then we replaced Rhododendron Cupcake (above in grey pot) and tidied up,
feeling pleased that we had solved the Rhododendron-meets-giant-hosta-and-blocks-passageway problem.
But we still had another problem – the second big grey tub, one small (elderly, decrepit) trolley and two (ditto) people.
And there it will have to stay until other works are finished round the front of the garden.