Leave the Leaves!

We are enjoying this rather excellent post by the middlesizegarden.co.uk on leaving the leaves once they have dropped from deciduous Trees in Autumn! email us and let us know what your thoughts are!


11/11/20231 min read

Leave the leaves is the new gardening mantra.

It immediately appeals to me more than getting out a leaf blower or rake, bagging up leaves and finding somewhere to store them while they break down into leaf mould. (Never mind actually putting them in a car and taking them to the local dump!)

Raking leaves was the most boring task of my childhood. My mother ushered us all out for hours of back-breaking tedium.

Yet today’s ‘leave the leaves’ campaign on social media suggests that much of this work was unnecessary. Others suggest, however, that leaving the leaves could damage your garden or even your health.

Having left leaves on my own borders for 15+ years with no ill-effects, I’ve done some more research to see where we can leave the leaves and where they would be better swept up.

Read the blog at: https://www.themiddlesizedgarden.co.uk/leave-the-leaves-the-new-easy-way-to-deal-with-autumn-gardens/

For more insights!!