Our front garden yesterday morning!
The traveller and I spent a happy couple of hours transporting this lot to the compost bins.
The traveller used the electric leafvac round the edges and the flower beds and I used an old fashioned leaf rake, a couple of bin bags and a wheelbarrow on the main lawn. I am not boasting, but I know who moved more leaves!! OK, I know the leafvac did shred the leaves to some extent, but it also kept getting blocked as the leaves were quite large and pretty wet.
Anyway we were quite happy having pretty well cleared the area, until
we looked up!
I don’t think we have really got started yet. The traveller left for warmer climes this morning – good planning eh?
The leaves are left in these areas for 2 – 3 years until they turn into a lovely crumbly soil-like compost. I have two newish wire containers and two very old coal cellars at the back of the garage which are wonderful for this purpose. It is a bit tricky to get in them to tread down the leaves though – NO I didn’t get a photo!!
A couple of years later it is all worthwhile. (I still don’t understand how Monty Don composts his leaves in just one year!)
It does make you wonder, though, why we don’t just let the leaves lie on the flower beds for a couple of years – it would save a lot of work!!!