Willow Hedge (I think)
As I am gradually getting a grip on the garden having worked all summer on one bed at a time I am now looking at 'doing something' with the most overgrown and neglected bit.
It does have some lovely flowers in it already, some shrubs and a couple of lovely little roses. I think a big clear out of the bindweed and nettles and a cut back will sort of get it back in shape.
However, one side of the patch is enclosed with a trellis which has a willow hedge surrounding it which has gone completely wild, very tall, very leggy etc. and is also completely entwined with a (beautiful) purple clematis, still in flower.
Where do I start? Don't want to kill anything, but it is just an unsightly mess, should I leave it for now and do it in spring or have a go now? Do I tinker with it or cut back hard?
Any suggestions gratefully received. I will try and get some pics when it stops raining too, just so you can be sure it is a willow - I am just guessing having seen a lovely willow hedgehog at son's previous school - looks the same, but unfortunately no artistry involved.