Posted: 04/06/2014 at 07:29
Thanks so much. What we're going to do is clear the area, keeping the hawthorn & rowan tree (not pictured) and plant with climbers and evergreen shrubs. Rosa rugosa & mahonia x charity seem suitable from the guides. We also have some honesty seedlings growing in the greenhouse and a patch of daffodils then bluebells which we left alone sprung up amongst the scrub this year. Maybe keep a bit of the snowberry.
Otherwise the plan is a little wild but much more managed.
Thanks for your IDs - it's been invaluable and as novices we have the confidence to go ahead and remove much of it.
Any suggestions for evergreen/semi-evergreen climbers much appreciated.