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Just like that here Gee only we have more trees!!! i do like the autumn leaves though!!

4 Nov, 2011

 

same here Gee. if it helps we had 140 garden sacks full last year,

4 Nov, 2011

 

did you put 10 leaves in each sack yorkshire?

4 Nov, 2011

 

definately not, just asked OH how many we have had so far this time and he said well over 70

4 Nov, 2011

 

how many leaves yet to go ~ most of ours are still on the trees. you will need your own lorry!!

4 Nov, 2011

 

Goodness, Yorkshire, where on earth do you store them while they rot down?

4 Nov, 2011

 

This is the bit I do not like, I have a lot less to clear up now, after having pollarded 3 messiest trees in the garden :))) The worse was the cherry tree :(

4 Nov, 2011

 

we don't store them Gee, they all go to the garden tip.in the next village

4 Nov, 2011

 

They do look nice in the woods..parks.. I like the mosaic pic Gee..I clear mine up into a pile & you can be sure a gust of wind comes from somewhere..lol

4 Nov, 2011

 

sticki, the cherry tree has yet to come down, then there is another one don't know the name of it, and then the ornamental crab apple, so quite a few more bags yet, and the acer in the back has not yet finished,

4 Nov, 2011

 

You just seem to get them cleared and they're all over again! lol I particularly like that one headed 'Where's the path gone, Millie' - lovely shot.

4 Nov, 2011

 

Seems never ending sometimes Gee but theres good stuff in those sacks.
Lovely photo`s as usual...

4 Nov, 2011

 

We got a garden hoover one year and it was wonderful. It blew the leaves in to piles and then sucked them up and chipped the leaves as it lifted them and they went straight in the compost bins, taking up very little space. But since then every time we get lots of leaves they seem to come with heavy wind carrying rain. I love crunching through a wood of crisp leaves but clearing away soggy ones is my least favourite job in the garden.

4 Nov, 2011

 

I have a garden hoover, Scotsgran, but find it very awkward to use, probably because I am short, so I have been using the rake. I will probably resort to the hoover if I can't get out to do it each day. I am hoping my bags will squidge down quickly so I can combine them. I also have two perforated dustbins full :) I am trying to follow Spritzhenry's example.

4 Nov, 2011

 

think of all that black gold Gee, great for your garden, like you say its storing it while it rots down, i put bags behind the shed,, lovely woodland walk in the leaves :o)

4 Nov, 2011

 

There is always something to do in the garden isnt there Gee! I love your wood pics. good job you dont have to rake them up as well!!

4 Nov, 2011

 

Wonderful exercise, raking up leaves. If I carry on at the present rate, I should have a perfectly flat tummy by the beginning of December, and a a six-pack to die for. Of course, I shall probably have a very sore back, too.

5 Nov, 2011

 

Nice autumnal photos. The woods look pretty, and must be pleasant to walk there at this time of year.
You've got lots of overhanging trees. You'll have plenty of leafmould now :o)

5 Nov, 2011

 

Gee lots of websites I visited recently suggested using dry leaves as a mulch to keep hardy plants safe from the weather over the winter. That might be one way of using them up without having to store them. Is the holly or eonymous or whatever the cream and green bush is a "green man" seeming to hold out a tray of food for the birds. It looks great.

5 Nov, 2011

 

Hi Gee ... What a lot you've got...
Found any groundhogs yet ? ;o)

5 Nov, 2011

 

To those of you that have seen my photo┬┤s of my little cottage and garden you see that there is a little wood that goes up the the old railway lines..and as you can imagine the trees are now losing their leaves....so I just sweep them up and scatter them on the veggie plot or underneath the hedge or around the shrubs and let nature do the rest...the worms that are in the veggie plot just love them.

5 Nov, 2011

 

I loathe leaf collecting - it has to be done, but I'll admit to being quite lazy about it, preferring to wait and only do them when I absolutely must... in other words, once they're smothering grass or plants... Nice photos.

5 Nov, 2011

 

What few leaves i get round here are'nt worth saving.

5 Nov, 2011

 

I hide mine in the gap at the back of the garage. but as most of them are beech it takes 3-4 yrs to rot down properly. well worth the piles to get lovely rich leaf mould.
some lovely photos too.

5 Nov, 2011

 

Loved the pictures,thank goodness i dont have that problem.no leaves :)

5 Nov, 2011

 

Dont get many leaves in my garden, lovely pics of the woods gee.... :)) Glad you and Millie are enjoying your walks...

6 Nov, 2011

 

Hi i love all the different coloured leaves.I am a bit lazy i dont tend to rack them up i use a hoover lol.:))))

6 Nov, 2011

 

Leaf collecting is a never ending job this time of the year good job you have Millie to help you, I love the woodland scenes with all the fallen leaves, but not so keen when they turn mushy and slippery, I make leaf piles at the back of the garden for the wildlife covered with Conifer branches, I compost some and the rest are spread on the borders ;0))

10 Nov, 2011

 

A bit like doing the dusting at home - knowing full well they'll be as much to do all over again the next day .... so why waste the energy ... solution....what if you were to leave them all where they are ??? !!!

30 Nov, 2011

 

Oh I LOVE your reasoning, Terry - My standpoint exactly. We end up inviting people round just so I HAVE to do some housework from time to time.
Raking leaves if the weather is nice is not such a hardship.

30 Nov, 2011

 

WELL Gattina my reasoning for not doing much housework (I'm not a fanatically houseproud casalinga like my neighbours but I do try to maintain levels of decency!) even when people come round - is that if they don't like what they see, they won't come back !!! So how come I have a steady flow of visitors all the time??? .....

30 Nov, 2011

 

Oh Terry, you need to move somewhere much more isolated and off the beaten tracks - just like us. We invite friends to lunch or dinner or tea, and they say - "Oh you live SO far out - it takes ages to get to and from your house - why don't you come to us instead?" conveniently forgetting that it is every bit as far away for us as it is for them.
It's the "friends" from the UK that invite themselves for a week or two, and then expect us to feed, chauffeur, entertain and clear up after them that annoy us. Four days is about the limit of our energy and conversation, even for people we are fond of!

30 Nov, 2011

 

Heheheh - they were the "friends" I was on about Gattina - so I know EXACTLY what you mean!!!

1 Dec, 2011

 

The penalty of living in paradise, eh, Terry?

1 Dec, 2011

 

Yep !!

1 Dec, 2011

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