I have just moved to a new house which has a very large cherry tree in the garden.
Can I just leave the leaves in the beds as they fall or should I lift them and bag them up. If I don't lift them will they do any damage to the plants.
Best to bag them up if you don't have a mesh bin for them - put them in black bags with some holes in - and they will rot down and give you a great medium for your beds and borders next year. If they're left ( a few leaves do no harm) a thick layer can inhibit whatever's growing underneath - there may be some nice bulbs and perennials there for the spring. If you can shred them or go over them with the lawnmower first, they'll break down more quickly.
I don't have a lawnmower but I will bag as many as possible. Thanks