leaf mould


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leaf mould

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1. (Botany) a nitrogen-rich material consisting of decayed leaves, etc, used as a fertilizer
2. (Plant Pathology) any of various fungus diseases affecting the leaves of certain plants
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Noun1.leaf mould - soil composed mainly of decaying leavesleaf mould - soil composed mainly of decaying leaves
mould, mold - loose soil rich in organic matter
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add atop layer of bark chips, leaf mould, garden manure etc - nature hates a vacuum and will happily fill gaps with weeds.
MULCH MARVEL OUR leaf mould heaps provide us with barrows full of the stuff and if we stack the leaves in an open framework made of pig wire (like giant chicken wire), within a year it has broken down and become black and crumbly.
Dig in well-rotted organic matter, such as homemade garden compost, leaf mould or rotted animal manure.
It may take up to a year before the leaf mould is ready to dig in to improve the soil or use as mulch.
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Though the leaves would eventually turn themselves into leaf mould, planting here is intense and the ground is filled with special woodlanders, many of which might drown underneath deep layers of leaves.
I find the best way to make leaf mould is in a mesh box - simply attach chicken wire to a wooden frame.
Mulch bare soil, ie add a top layer of bark chips, leaf mould, garden manure etc - nature hates a vacuum and will happily fill gaps with weeds.
I might be allowed to write more about leaf mould on a future occasion
To make leaf mould, the leaves should be put into a bin bag with a few holes in it and left to rot down.
Continue to gather any remaining fallen leaves and add them to your leaf mould pile.