The last two days have not been "outside days", but today has been a bit warmer and a lot less windy. A few things were done today, the most significant was the straightening up of the front hedge. I have a few of these Garden Groom things - not a full hedge-trimmer replacement, but handy for certain scenarios., particularly when picking up the stuff afterwards is an issue, over flower beds, gravel, etc. It is essentially like a giant Philishave razor and, similarly, is best with 'stubble', rather than 'hair' - best not to let the 'fluff' get too long. A few quick regular cuts is more efficient than one big one. It will collect around 95% of the debris. and shred it to the consistency of cornflakes. This debris was scattered on the fallow plot, ready to be mixed in at some point - after the blackbirds have finished systematically turning over every leafy to ensure even drying. The side of the hedge facing the road gets the full effect of the Sun, and grows about two or three times as fast as the top and the 'back'. It is actually two hedges, either side of a wall and merging over the top in an 'n' shape, hence the odd coping stones protruding above.