While Matthew and the girls travelled south to house Sarah's dog Ruby with a beau for the coming week (hopefully puppies come June), Wallace and I set about a little gardening, enjoying yesterday's delightful Autumn weather.
and then this snake haven:
and then about twelve loads of these:
Of course it was all grand fun whilst we were actually pruning. The real work started when we had to dispose of the cuttings.
Fortunately, with Wallace acting as driver, enthusiasm was aplenty. Load after load we dumped down the paddock, Wallace only allowing a quick lunch-break before declaring it time we got back to it Mum.
I'm sure it's not the right time of year for pruning, but I don't think even I can kill these old garden faithfuls.