I moved into my flat not long ago really. At first, my attention was consumed by getting everything indoors sorted. Then, predictably, my attention was drawn outside.
The back garden was being overrun with brambles and bind weed. The front wasn’t (isn’t) so bad, although the rose bushes were straggly and in need of a darned good pruning.
So, I gave them a ‘haircut’.
I suppose it looks a little drastic to me because they were so out of control. Fortunately, bushes are forgiving and will grow back most of the time. Next year we’ll see what happens, I guess!