The backyard fence is so old that the lilac hedge grew up around it. Unfortunately there is also a lot of barbed wired in there too. We are replacing the backyard fence and moving it out past the shrubs so it will eventually hold our future dogs in and keep out the deer and eventually our future goats.
First we spent hours pruning back the lilacs to access the fence, and now using a wire cutter and saw to extract the rest of it. The poor lilacs were already overgrown and will now look very sad for the next year. Oh…..I’m sure they will bounce back but it’s going to be an ugly hedge year!