Before you go any further...
Oh, we've gone further. It was a bright sunny day and there was no stopping him. So, there's been a few visiting neighbours umming and ahhing, and offering some words of wisdom, but mostly there's been a lot of hard graft and sawing… and hammering, and levering back and forth.
So now there is one of the front bushes in, and the other remenents are being persuaded out.
It looks to have been the right course of action, and I am assured that the subframe work is nearly completed. This will of course be something of a miracle, and i will update you with any fresh news (non pupil day tomorrow, so there may be more things happening…)