For my birthday, TMTC gave me a garden shredder and a leaf blower/vacuum.
And then it rained.
Or we had plans.
So as soon as we were able, he shredded all the hedge trimmings and I blew all the fallen leaves into piles. TMTC had to do the hoovering part of the leaf collection as I wasn't strong enough to manage it with what is still a very weak arm.
The leaf vac shreds the leaves also, to help speed up the composting.
Our new compost bin in now almost full of shredded leaf litter. The blackbirds shouldn't be able to get at them this year!