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leaf mold

n.
1. Humus or compost consisting of decomposed leaves and other organic material.
2. A fungal disease of plants that chiefly affects foliage.

leaf′ mold`


n.
1. a compost or layer of soil composed chiefly of decayed leaves.
2. any mold that forms on leaves.
[1835–45]

leaf mold

The pleasant-smelling, flaky material that results from the decomposition of leaves.
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Noun1.leaf mold - soil composed mainly of decaying leavesleaf mold - soil composed mainly of decaying leaves
mould, mold - loose soil rich in organic matter
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Putting any of the following in your compost bin can attract pests, create bad odours and make your compost unusable: | Baby nappies | Cooked vegetables | Branches | Cat litter | Dairy products | Diseased plants | Dog poo | Invasive weeds and grasses | Meat | Walnuts RAKE IT TO MAKE IT LEAFMOULD is a brilliant natural soil conditioner - and raw materials are lying around, waiting to be swept up.
Check the leaves up to two years later and you will have perfect leafmould.
Coarse peat or well-rotted leafmould sprinkled with bone-meal is ideal for preparing a site for planting after removing all perennial weeds and firming the area with your feet.
CONTINUE gathering leaves to make leafmould, which you can use as a mulch next year.
Adding bulky organic matter such as leafmould or garden compost will help to feed the soil in a natural way and also improve its texture so it holds just the right amount of moisture for as long as possible.
8 ESTABLISHED clumps of lilies can be top-dressed with peat or leafmould.
PLANT OF THE WEEK - Trillium This is an unusual plant which will only thrive in woodlands under leafy shade and with leafmould below.
Pot it in John Innes No 3 compost, with added leafmould and grit for drainage.
Clear fallen leaves and recycle >them to make leafmould.
CLEAR fallen leaves and recycle them to make leafmould.
So dust off the rake and put your eco-friendly hat on by making leafmould, a humusrich soil conditioner which makes a good mulch for beds and borders, although it provides few nutrients.