Have you ever started a job and wished that you hadn't. I looked out of the kitchen window today and my gaze fell on the pampas grass. Its a huge beast and I am sure it knows when I am thinking of giving it a haircut. The weather had improved, so I thought come on lets do it. Armed with the shears, padded gloves, and a heavy jacket I set to task. Ten minutes in and I was weakening, my wrists were cut (how to those vicious strands get between glove and jacket), my face had been whipped several times, and a breeze had started to blow all the cuttings around the garden. GREAT. Well I am not a defeatest, I wasn't going to go down without a fight. Bish bash bosh.....one hour later the job was done. In fact I was so full of enthusiasm by this time I dug up a dying conifer as well!!! I know I will ache a bit tonight but my view from the kitchen window is much nicer now.