On the few sunny days we had, mark found the time to cut down the last of the willows. Amazing what a difference it has made to the amount of light and sun we get on the house now.
In the end it was very stubborn and had to be cut down in sections. The last trunk just would not fall and Mark had to drop it on part of the garden eventually. Luckily it missed the camellias and did minimal damage. Now comes the huge task of cutting the branches, piling them up and burning them.
I have been using every second of the few dry days to prune the roses and hydrangeas - running alittle late this year. The other shrubs worry me less, but I need roses and hydrangeas to provide me with summer colour. At the moment my colour is coming from jonquils and camellias, though the daffodils are almost in flower.