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Take care raking… you will discover some muscles you never knew you had! Don't put your new hand at risk either.
Make sure any recent scars are well covered , chippy, you don't want to open them up again.
I have one builders bag with the contents of two builders bags worth of oak leaves in from last year. I have filled one bag with leaves from this year. I expect to use last years leaves next spring, maybe to top dress around the hellebores and between bulbs to show them up better. It takes a long time,but if you have room in an out of the way place, it takes little work other that the initial raking up.
I too have managed to fill a builders bag up with leaves that simply love to fly into my garden. As I have never made a leaf mould before-do I leave the bag open or tie it up? Thank you.
Tie up, but keep leaves damp .
If you are using a 1 ton bag with loops on top you could drive posts through and fix with the top open just cover to stop then blowing all over the garden.
That's a good idea oldchippy. We might have a few of those bags about somewhere
I still haven't clear my leave yet,I find it a bit difficult to hold most things in my left hand(being left handed does sent help),I'm sure thing will come right in the end.
A bit at a time will do it eventually.No point in doing yourself more damage.
I put chicken wire over the top of the builders bags to stop the leaves blowing about. The almost done leaves from last year have a board over to stop them blowing about now.
Brilliant ideas-thanks everyone. I have loads of netting so will cover it up with that.
Hope your hand is feeling better Oldchippy.