Don't worry... I've only been murdering helpless shrubs. (And to all who recognize the title reference... yes, I've been watching too much Sherlock - bring on Season 4!!!)
The shrubs in questions are the Goose Berry and Josta Berry that lay along the fence in the backyard. They used to look like this...
...housing the bird house and G'Nomeo. But I chopped them right back in the fall and over the last three weeks, I've been slowly digging them out. It was hard work, and I had to resort to borrowing Dad's hatchet to get the last two.
Now I had nothing against the shrubs.... there are just so many nicer shrubs out there. And... Tux had a habit of scurrying under them and it was tough to get him out sometimes.
Besides.... I had bigger and better plans
It looks a little spare now, but by next year....
I'll be munching away on raspberries and black berries!
The butterfly bush will be blooming just like this (and hopefully bringing butterflies to the yard.)
And the Lilac will be full and lush
And covered in pale pink flowers. In fact, I'm going to get some soon