And its 7.45 and I'm second! Where is everyone?
Went to bro's to do garden. Thought it would not take long. Was I ever wrong!! We took down two shrubs at the back of the house and Mr GG took them to the tip. I went to the front of the house and had a look at the mystery plant. It's a wisteria, all right! The main stem, 6" thick, had obviously been there a long time and ran along the ground for several feet. The roots had spread a lot further and there were whips coming up along the entire boundary of the front lawn. I cut and pulled and tugged and went head first into a horrid mahonia (deliberately ) trying to get at all the new stems and cut them off. Eventually, I disentangled and pulled out all the growth and cut it up and OH took it to the tip. Then I found some more, growing through the stems of another rampant shrub that I couldn't identify and eventually found and cut them out. Now, how do I kill the b******s?
By now entirely exhausted, we raked up all the mess, bagged it, put it in the car and took it home, their dump now being closed, and called at our local dump. Then I broke both my budget and my diet when we bought Kentucky fried chicken, much too shattered to cook. I'm now slumped on the sofa, ankles painfully stiffened and back aching. OH appears to have energy still and is doing something or other outside. Couldn't care less if he is attacking the borders with a flame thrower. Ah, perhaps that's the answer to the wisteria problem!!!