Autumn leaves present a free and simple option to make leaf mould, a helpful rising medium and soil improver, says Clare Wilson



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14 September 2022

T4KXJ5 Mature leaf mould lifted from a leaf cage and ready for use as mulch in the garden,

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WITH the dry summer time the UK has had, some bushes are already shedding their leaves. To me, meaning one factor: leaf mould. This unappealingly named substance, made by amassing autumn leaves and letting them rot for a 12 months or two, can be utilized as a rising medium and soil improver and is simpler to make than backyard compost.

Compost heaps are a good way to do away with backyard and kitchen waste, however they take work to construct up and feed with the correct mix of supplies, and turning them over could be heavy going. Dry autumn leaves, …

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