What a glorious day for pruning your Blackberries, missus. No, I'm not channelling Ken Dodd; I really have been pruning my blackberries (well, those at the allotment anyway. What are you like?). I've been trying to do it for weeks now but today was the first non-swampy day. Pics below. I know they look much the same but trust me; the old stuff is cut out and the new is tied in. Job done; hands more or less intact - only minor lacerations.