Continuing the theme of renewable resources / re-purposing...
I know this is not as exciting as coppicing [see Comments on my post called The Gardener's Three 'Rs' :) ] but I have already put some of my Philadelphus prunings to good use. I have used some of the smaller sticks, topped with plastic cane-toppers, to make a "Postman barrier". Hopefully the highly visible yellow cane-toppers will dissuade our postman and other visitors from trampling on the miniature Iris and Daffodil bulbs that are planted around the base of my Crab Apple tree, in their haste to get to my front door.
To be fair, this little patch of grass at the front of my house is pretty tatty, and you wouldn't think that walking over it would be much frowned upon. I keep saying I'm going to remove it, and replace it with shingle like I have in the back garden, but somehow this has never happened. Maybe this year???
The Iris bulbs are just peeking through the grass. They are the first ones to flower and I expect they will be flowering early next month.
P.S. I did rescue some of the bigger prunings, and they are not being sent to the tip after all. Instead, they have been added to my log-pile (aka insect hotel).