Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire No. 40: Make leaf­mould

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

When frost, rain and wind com­bine to re­move the leaves from de­cid­u­ous trees and shrubs, a great quan­tity of de­sir­able ma­te­rial lands on your lawn. Once youõve got over the beauty of the scene, get or­gan­ised. Rake the leaves into piles rather than fill­ing the air with the drone of the leaf blower. Ei­ther add the lot to your bur­geon­ing com­post heaps or es­tab­lish sep­a­rate bins for leaf­mould, with a hat of some form to keep off the win­ter wet. These heaps will rot into a mar­vel­lous ma­te­rial, dark and crumbly, em­i­nently suited to the im­prove­ment of your bor­ders.


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