I am torn about my hazel hedges. For a change, they are only one year away from cutting, so although they have put up myriad shoots, the shoots are as yet pretty slender. I can cut them now, thus restoring the view for another year and improving the light, or I can leave at least some of them to develop, thus giving me hazel for beanpoles etc in future, but also a bigger task when it comes to cutting them and effectively turning them into a long thin coppice.
Hmmm. I think I should try and cut them this year. I could try making a basket, that only needs thin shoots. Also I have a feeling that the back hedge probably already has beanpole sized trees in it, that didn't get done last year.
I need to review my seeds and see what I need to get in for next year too. And move the strawberries. I could do with getting some more bark ground cover for some of the paths as well, mine has become mulch.