Posted: 01/05/2017 at 15:50
I wouldn't want to come back if it was me ... I don't think it feels very loved
I don't wish to appear rude, and I realise that not everyone has much gardening experience, but that pot is too small for it, particularly if it was allowed to dry out last year ... and then, to be wound back and forth and tied to a stick with a piece of string ...
Maybe a bigger container and some fresh compost (loam based John Innes No 3 so it doesn't dry out so easily) and it might think it's worthwhile making the effort.
I'd also cut it hard back, which should encourage it to put out new shoots.