My neighbour collected another five bags of leaves which I brought down and hoisted onto a stack behind my leaf mould bins. In order to store them permanently I needed to empty the bin I filled with the leaves from autumn 2016. It had broken down into leaf mould for the most part so I dug it out and barrowed it to my pea and bean patch. Even though I only collected a small amount of leaves that year I had enough to mulch a 3 by 4 metre patch.
By the time I had finished it was dark and unfortunately the gate had been left open again. I had to use my phone light to open the padlock ready to lock the gate when a white van with signwriting for a builders' company appeared from the first track and squeezed past me to leave.
I left with the gate locked.