Our little patio in our new house came with large old bougainvilleas that required pruning every week while stabbing us with large thorns. Pretty and a good wind break, but a pain in the tuchus. No room for the patio table.
So yesterday it went from this
And soon will be beautiful again with large potted plants, larger with added pavers, and more functional with room for the patio table. No weekly painful pruning required.