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.
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.