It's such a shame to throw them away.
Why not paint them I thought, and see what they look like. I have a lot of these little pots of paint, they cost me 4p each from Woolys, when they were closing down. So I picked out five colours and did four leaves in each colour.
And ended up with this. My first thought was to return them to the garden, but they really need to be in a heavy pot because they are top heavy and they might blow over in the wind.
Then I stuck them into a bush in the front garden. They would look rather eye catching here and passers by could see my work of art.