It has taken some time, but these photos of the bottom of the garden were taken in January 2022.
And here it is today.
It took many hours of cutting, strimming, burning and taking stuff to the tip, but it is now almost under control.
I saw a kingfisher flying past yesterday, so for the very final piece of pruning I have made a kingfisher perch, and really hope that he likes it, and maybe even sits on it to do a bit of fishing.
It looks very basic from this angle, but once some plants start growing on the bank it should hopefully look a bit more inviting.