• Owdboggy posted an update 1 week, 2 days ago

    Lots of leaves on the soil here. So what do you reckon is the best way to turn them into leaf mould?

      • Because I have so little space I collect healthy leaves and put them into black sacks, punctured with holes and watered occasionally. They sit discreetly in a corner near the compost bin for a few years before I can use them. The last ones had sycamore leaves, which take a long time to break down, but sadly, there :rose: won’t be any more now that the tree has gone.

    • Leave them on the soil, Eric if that’s where they fall. The worms will take them in and they’re cover fall all sorts of insects. Only collect the ones on the grass in the autumn for leaf mould.

      • Where they are did not seem to get any rain on it, because of the Laurel, so the leaves will never decompose as they are dry. Already got 20 or so bags of leaves from the drive, so filling more might be a problem. Most likely I will just put the leaves on the borders where the worms can do their thing.

        • gertie replied 1 week ago

          Good luck then Eric…I long ago resigned myself to the inclusion of the odd sack or bin in GG for garden management :-) :rose: