After watching one too many episodes of Ground Force a couple of years
ago I stripped the turf off several square yards of my lawn, laid
black matting and covered the lot with pebbles. I'd best not mention
the "water feature" eh?
The problem is, by this time of year the shrubs surrounding the
pebbled area have dropped enough (small) leaves, dead flowers and bits
of twig to require a clean-up. I tried a garden sieve but although I'm
sure it would be perfect if separating pebbles from dust and soil it
was pretty ineffective for this task.
In the end I did the job by hand - took me most of the weekend! I hate
to think how many thoudands of pebbles I've moved one at a time!
So folks, when the job comes around next year, does anyone have any
smart ideas to make life easier? Any special gizmos available for hire
from anywhere to do the job for me?
(Easily recognised by bent back and sunburnt neck)