Oooh, that is a bit of a tangle KEF, but the blackbird looks as if he may have plans for it
What tree/shrub/s is it/are they?
Daren't show the entire area. At the back are two Amanogawa. Kerria, Choisya, Dogwood, a sick Viburnum? and a heck I don't know, think there's also a Berberis. Sounds awful but used to look lovely.
Three years ago M kept it under control herself, you could walk between and around the back of the shrubs. After we retired we had last year "sorting things" but concentrated on what M could see from her windows and what was upsetting her to see neglected. Me thinks a lot of hard work this spring. Itching to get at it now but bulbs coming up at the front. Think they might have to get trampled.
Would you get in there and start pruning now?