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18/02/2010


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LEAVES

Then in the Winter they come flying down
Light as a breath, and crisp, and brown ...

I know I probably shouldn't, but I leave fallen leaves amongst the borders.

I know it's a hiding place for slugs, but it makes a great backdrop for up and coming snowdrops and hellebores, and creeping ivy.

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8 comments:

kate smudges said...

The Hellebore blossom is lovely. I often leave fallen leaves to add extra nutrition to the soil. Slugs aren't a big problem for me (that's one of the few advantages of living in this climate.)

Your trip to Australia must have been great fun. I hope spring finds you feeling well. I'm getting back into blogging.

Crafty Green Poet said...

yes i like the look of the fallen leaves too

flightplot said...

I think that leaving some fallen leaves is good for wildlife! Flighty xx

daffy said...

Slugs need protection too! I do agree though, its the perfect backdrop!

Rosezilla said...

Fallen leaves are perfect mulch. Here they hide the carpenter ants, tho...

elaine said...

hi Louise, I was feeling terribly guilt for not raking up the leaves before winter set in. They're quite a mess from 2 oaks but then I saw the wintering robins poking through them and tossing them around finding bugs underneath. It made me feel much better about my laziness. I wish I could say I was leaving them for artistic reasons but in my case it was just not on my list of priorities. However, I can't wait for a nice day to start clearing up the lawn. As usual I love your photos. xox

Tree Nursery said...

I dread this time of year :( I enjoy so much the fall colors of the autumn leaves. Then as your title states, the fallen leaves makes me sad until I see tiny new growth the following spring time and all is new again :)

Tree Farm said...

To Me, Fall is a touch sad. To see all the leaves fall and Old Man Winter set in. I love to see the spring growth of new plants too.