A before and after sequence in the ‘Secret Garden’ area. The brambles had to be cut back because they had simply over-ran the ground and were in a poor state of health, producing few flowers and even less viable berries. The lack of sunlight caused them to reach out, seeking as much light as possible. This lead to a thick mass of interwoven stalks and some of the inner branches had already died or were dying. They also obscured several headstones so had to be cut right back. We will attempt to keep them under control when they produce new growth so that they will be healthy enough to produce flowers and fruit to keep the wildlife happy.

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