Well, I woke up in the morning; the sun was shining and the birds were singing, so I made a rush for the secateurs in order to ‘tidy up’ the garden. Mistake! After hours of snipping and tweaking at our heavily overgrown clematis arch, I ended up with a large heap of dead (I think) twigs on the ground, but not very much on top! That is, the arch now resembled a small haystack on top of some bare metal supports –but at least it was tidy! I hoped I had not killed it.
Life is just not fair. Next day, I woke up in the morning; the sun was shining, and there were all the neighbourhood sparrows having a great time, prancing about on top of the arch, and pulling out all the newly exposed twigs for their nests.
Why did they not just grab the stuff I had chopped off the previous day?
I am sure I did not leave it looking like this…