This afternoon I collected two huge builder's bags of leaves from a neighbour and loaded them into my trailer to bring down to my leaf mould bin. They filled the bin to the top so I hope they crush down before he sends me any more bags. There are still quite a few leaves on the trees that surround his garden!
The second load I used to start covering next year's legumes patch with a little for the rhubarb. The mulch will keep the weeds down as well as maintaining the moisture levels for the peas and beans through the dryness of summer.
In the gathering gloom as the sun disappeared behind the trees, I quickly raked up most of the weeds I had hoed off last time adding it to the hay in the compost. The mix of dry hay and juicy weeds should make some good compost.
Clearing up carefully, I left in the almost dark leaving the padlock ready to click shut by the another plotter working late. He was putting up a greenhouse on his newly acquired plot, reminding me that I still have to glaze mine!