Gardening tools

 

Sir, – I wholeheartedly agree with Paul Griffin (Letters, July 26th) that leaf blowers must be the daftest gardening tool ever invented. To help restore his faith, I would like to draw readers’ attention to leaf vacuum units which are gaining popularity. These are similar portable tools but they vacuum leaves into a bag as opposed to blowing the leaves. Like many challenges in life, the better solution is often to suck it up. – Yours, etc,

RICHARD COFFEY,

Terenure,

Dublin 6W.