Autumn in the garden – leaves on the lawn

I REALLY need to clean up the leaves on the back lawn before they start destroying the grass. Last year, I raked them all up and put them in bin bags with holes poked through the side with the aim of making leaf mould.  It’s meant to take up to 2 years so I haven’t investigated to see whether it’s worked yet – I just have some bright blue garden bags under a tree in the front garden.  Problem is, it’s the sort of job that takes so much longer than you ever think it is going to.  So I haven’t done it yet.  I may ask the gardener if he could do it before he takes the winter off.

I pulled the leaves off the new heather plants I put in the bank
I pulled the leaves off the new heather plants I put in the bank

We used to have heuchera and tiarella on the bank in the garden and they looked super but they didn’t survive the summer.  I think it was too dry; perhaps North America has wetter summers than we do.  So I’ve put some heather in their place as that is nice and hardy – plus bees love it.  If that doesn’t survive, I don’t know what should go there – maybe just weeds.

Our lawn
Our lawn
My son took this.  Most of his photos had that sickeningly blurry quality that you only find in photos taken by children but this was quite nice
My son took this. Most of his photos had that sickeningly blurry quality that you only find in photos taken by children but this was rather nice

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