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I was clearing my gutters and decided to do some of my neighbours that was flooding over while I was there - looks like long rotted leaves and moss.

Is its destination the compost, leaf pile...or council garden waste?


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,536
    I'd stick it in my compost bin
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 85,995
    So would I 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Posts: 955
    My drains were a problem every year with leaves from neighbouring trees and we're blocked solid every year till I got a product called hedgehog gutter brush. Fantastic no blocked gutters any more
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,847
    In the compost bin here as well.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783
    Cheers all, looks like I’ll be picking it out of the leaf pile then 😂
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 85,995
    If it’s in the leaf pile leave it there ... it won’t do any harm and will probably do some good. It’s as broad as it’s long really 😉 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Posts: 955
    If there's clutter in your gutter don't be daft don't be a nutter if there's clutter in your gutter get a brush, hedgehog 😊😊😊😊
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783
    Balancing at the top of a cheap, wobbly stepladder on one leg reaching over the fence into your neighbours guttering in the pouring rain might also meet your ‘nutter’ criteria.

    But who would do that? 😇
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,892
    I'm not a fan of gutter guards myself, they cause as many problems as they fix and make maintenance a nightmare. Get a telescopic cleaner and do it from the ground or just get a bloke to come around with the vacuum cleaner and suck it all clean every couple of years.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,918
    The crows drop so much on our roofs here, that the only solution is to keep them swept, otherwise rain just floods everything into guttering. I've been fairly lucky here [so far]  that it's not been too bad, but a neighbour, when we lived nearby, had those guards @wild edges and they were a constant nuisance. 

    If you've already put the stuff into the leaf bin, it'll probably rot down well there @Tin pot
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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