Trimmed the hedges in front this aftenoon, now you can walk up the path without brushing against wet bushes. It wasn't as big a job as I had expected and the satisfaction of having it done is tremendous. There's still a bit to do. One of the bushes is still in flower and as the blossoms have a heavenly scent, I was reluctant to cut them back. So that will happen once they have finished blooming. I can't decide if the clippings can go in the composter but since it is half empty, here's my chance to see how well they degrade.