BLASTING leaves with a handheld air cannon is surprisingly frustrating, it has been claimed.
Financial advisor Tom Booker, who’d watched men blowing leaves about for years and thought it looked great fun, regrets purchasing a leaf blower.
He said: “Even getting one leaf to go where you want it to go takes up to an hour, during which you’ll have scattered all the other leaves.
“In future, whenever someone uses the metaphor ‘it’s like herding cats’ I’ll correct them with ‘no, it’s like blowing leaves’.”
The leaf-blower will join other devices in Booker’s garage which looked like a laugh and turned out not to be, including a strimmer, a pressure washer and an orbital sander.
Leaf-blowing father-of-two Roy Hobbs said: “My wife says the only reason I like holding a large tubular buzzing device at groin level is because I wish I had a big cock.
“And she is correct.”
Professional gardener Nathan Muir said: “If you actually want to clear up leaves, I recommend a device that we in the trade call ‘a broom’.”