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Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,657

Hi everybody ,me again,question leaf mould,do i simply collect it ,bag it ,and wait till next year to open the bags and get leaf mould all ready to use ,and do i put leaves into my composter darlek,iv not as its my first year done leaves before and now iv got loades of the things if i want them,is it good stuff or no, help please im not joking,

Good luck Alan4711


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    A lot of leaves take a while to rot down-that is why people bag them up separately-it might take longer than a year to get leaf mould

    I would use the bin for a mixture of garden waste with some leaves but still bag the majority of the leaves separately

  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,657

    nice one matey thats what i needed to know, by the way soto how is it best to use when i do actualy get the mould,is it  onto the allotment and dig in or for cuttings or part of a mix for different things iv not used it ,got any tips


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Alan- you can use it as a soil conditioner,some use it as part of a potting mix, I just use it as a mulch on the flower beds -or in the bottom of the bean trench

  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,657

    that will do me cheers matey,Alan4711

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,180

    We moved to a new garden last autumn.  I collected up the leaves from the two mature ash trees and bagged them up in bin bags and made holes in them and stacked them in a corner.  Then, this summer when we'd got around to making a proper compost heap, I used the semi-decomposed leaves in layers as we added lawn clippings, guinea pig poo, cabbage leaves and tea bags etc to the compost heap.  It's made fantastic compost so I shall do the same this year image

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  • what i normally do is put different layers of compost leaves and grass on other thing,if not c tommy topsoil muckers mulch

  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,657

    figrat that was the buiss,rteally good info so im bagging it all up, many thanks to everbody for the help im just in between showers (south Wales) and off to the allotment to air the shed out and stuff . good luck all


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