Clearing up leaves

Yesterday, we finally got around to clearing up all the leaves that were hanging around the garden.  Now, last year, I put them all into plastic bags with holes stabbed in them to make leaf mould (I got the idea from Gardener’s World) – however as it takes two years to work, I couldn’t face doing the same this year (plus I really can’t have any more plastic bags hanging around in my front garden).  My husband drove the bags to the tip (the council have a giant food and garden waste composting facility).

We ended up with three giant sacks of leaves (my son and daughter took turns climbing in to squash the leaves down).  I do feel better – it’s the sort of job I keep putting off (as I hate it) and then really regret not doing it once all my plants (and the lawn) are suffering from being covered in leaves.

We ended up with three of these
We ended up with three of these

Pulling a load of leaves off has revealed quite a few weeds coming through, which I really need to deal with before they take over completely.

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