Well methodical snipping and burning has got me to within sight of our fence which is looking decidedly lopsided. But there’s still a lot of the stuff left. So I’ve built a cardboard and paper fire pile underneath the thorny canopy in the hope that it’ll burn in situ. If it works a fence will appear and if not it’ll be back to secateurs and gloves for the next week. Oh, and lots of swearing. Ever wished you hadn’t started something?