Monty's Leaf mould making
Please don't get me wrong I am not having a go at him. He was right about making and using leaf mould. I do have a couple of questions though.
1 What kind of lawn mower does he use? Neither of ours chop up the leaves as his obviously does.
2. How does he avoid picking up stones when collecting leaves. Most of ours fall on the drive and no matter how careful we are there are always bits of gravel mixed in. Running the lawn mower over gravel is not a good idea. Ought to add that the leaves collected from the soil also have stones in them as the soil here is a very gravelly one.
3. Does he have Beech trees around the garden? If so how does he deal with the myriads of beech nut casings which don't seem to rot away even after years of lying on the soil?
I find that even if the leaves are not chopped up they still turn into good leaf mould, it just takes a bit longer, say 2 years instead of his one year.