This is beautiful:
But for decades people have been complaining about the nefarious deeds which were taking place under cover of the bushes. Years ago I recommended that the bushes be removed or cut so low that they could not provide cover to anyone except perhaps a garden gnome.
Finally, the mega-bushes have been removed and only the most audacious of defecators, or the most impassioned lovers, would dare to do what they had once done with impunity, under the cover of over-abundant foliage!
And now to put in some ground cover…something hearty, because, having removed the benches to discourage loitering, only The Puritan’s plinth provides a place to place one’s posterior.
UPDATE: The new plantings are in place