This is one of my least favourite jobs in the garden. I quite enjoy weeding and cutting the lawns (when I get into it) but collecting leaves is just a chore. And there are thousands of leaves fall onto my garden from the trees behind it.
So I fill the “green bin” with leaves and push them down and get more in, leave it a few days to settle so it is…..
……refill it with some more leaves and wait for the two weekly collection and repeat he process. I mostly use a rake and my wonderful……..
….but a brush is needed for the paths. I do have a leaf blower/sucker but that isn’t really needed until there are just a few left and I am nowhere near that yet. Even then there are…..
…waiting to be collected. I have had the bin emptied 3 times and there are still more leaves and as most of them are beech leaves which are very slow to break down I will need to remove them from the boarders as well as the lawn according to “Gardeners’ Question Time” on Radio 4 – but where is the time and energy to come from? They are ruining my lawn and smothering my bulbs and I have already got one large garden bag full of leaves in addition to the bin. I despair….
So what can I do? Keep collecting, I suppose, as the trees are not even in my garden.