Horticultural aide memoire No. 40: Make leafmould
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.