Posted: 25/04/2012 at 16:32
"in Autumn my garden fills up like a box of cornflakes"--love that image, figrat!
Mine fills up with the leaves of broadleaf maple---I'm surrounded by huge ones, as they grow like weeds. I have a tiny forest of them growing in the gutters.
I also have many Arbutus trees, which are evergreen but shed their leaves in summer. These leaves can't be composted, as they contain a growth inhibitor. They are beautiful, unique trees, but all my decks need sweeping daily in summer, as they are very slippery underfoot.