Posted: 22/07/2015 at 19:54
It's all a learning curve Chris
The other option with the leaves is to put them in black bin bags. Wet them first and poke a few holes in the bags. Leave them in a corner and they'll rot down over winter for using next spring.
That's what we do, and any that haven't rotted down by spring go into the compost heap.
But don't forget to leave some piles of dry dead leaves in quiet corners for the hedgehogs to build their hibernaculums with - gardens shouldn't be too tidy