About Me

Hi I'm JAMES 60 and married with three daughters all left home now, daughters that is not the wife.I enjoy Gardening /Football and working on my Farm.The picture above in the header slot is where i live and work.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Blow those leaves

I finally got fed up with raking leaves up and treated myself to a leaf blower, it's not new of course I'm to tight for that, I spotted it on eBay for sale locally and managed to get it for £72 as it was just up the road i picked it up last night saving a hefty postage cost. Surprised just how well they clear ground and it took me less than an hour to fill a couple of wheelie bins ready for the council to collect, that's 8 bin's full of leaves I've sent them in the last 3 weeks and i put some in our own compost bin as well every week, it's handy that our local council collect green waste now as the amount that we seem to produce was always a bit of nuisance at this time of the year, just about makes me feel a bit better about how much council tax they take of us every year.


Veg4Show said...

I paid £150 for a leaf blower vac this year to collect and shred leaves so I can use them in my onion beds. Great for breaking the soil and help the soil to breath, cant get enough of them. I even bought 20 bags of leaves from a council worker picking them up on the sly lol.

James (Digtoplant) said...

Hi The leaves are useful and i mixed a lot of last years in the compost i made this summer and I'm using that on my ground, but as i made 11 bulk builders bags full, it should last 2/3 years, pity you don't live local i could have delivered you a trailer load.