We have had our first lot of heavy rain today, the most rain we have had all year really; but it did stop for a couple of hours this afternoon and I decided, that after taking a walk, I would rake up the leaves from the lawn.
I suspect that this will be the first of many rakings, as the Willow and Cherry trees hang on to their leaves quite stubbornly. And, as the weather hasn't really been cold to date, I think it's going to be a long wait.
I don't have room for a leaf bin as yet, so I put them in pierced plastic bags, water them well and tie them up. Last years' rotted down really well and were put to use as a mulch.
But I would like to have more - I only collect one large bagful from my own garden - but I should like to have enough to be able to mix the rotted leaves in with potting compost. So, dare I go out into the street with a shovel and a bag and collect what I need, without feeling foolish?
I know in some parts of the village where leaves collect, they cause quite a problem blocking the drains, perhaps I should put on a fluorescent jacket and pretend I am from the Council.
The lengths I am prepared to go to for my garden - I don't know - I think I want my head testing!
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