We’ve been doing a massive chop of the shrubs at the side. We’d put it off until now because a few birds tend to nest in our garden and we didn’t want to disturb them.
I hope that the shrubs recover – until now, they’d become a pile of dead sticks with a veneer of green at the top. At least that section will now get some light and air.
It isn’t easy to see how much has been cut back because of the way the light falls – plus it is a bit like going to the hairdresser and being surprised just how much hair comes off – bit it is quite a lot thinner.
My son helped by dragging the cut branches out to the main pile. We rewarded him by putting on an old episode of Robot Wars (which seems to me to be conkers with metal).