During the depths of winter, I did get the Russian Vine well cut back; this picture shows what it does to a wooden trellis. I really should kill it, shouldn't I? Another thing I was able to do was to get some fruit bushes in; here they are in their starting position (yes, I know they're too close together). They're being replanted as I find time to dig and clear holes for them. From the left: loganberry, redcurrant, blackcurrant x 2.