Leaf mould application

Good evening all I have leaf mould but am not sure when is the best time to apply it? Any info would be appreciated. Thank you in advance

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,686

    Hi Maureen, you can apply it any time. It will get taken down by worms over winter to enrich the soil. Some people like to mulch more in spring to keep moisture in, suppress weeds and make everything look tidy, but there are no rules! image

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    Inside the past we hear the bells
    Catching only parts of thoughts
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  • Thank you Fairy Girl
  • LucidLucid Posts: 306

    I haven't quite got leaf mould but I do have several bags full of breaking down leaves. Can I add these as a lower mulch layer to flowerbeds and then cover over with some rotted manure?

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 20,347

    indeed you can Lucid, and , as fairygirl says, the worms will do the rest

    Devon.
  • LucidLucid Posts: 306

    Thanks Hostafan1. image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,686

    I'd leave them Jo, but I'd make sure they're not throttling plants and I'd probably remove anything dubious looking or diseased first image

    And somewhere on the hill
    Inside the past we hear the bells
    Catching only parts of thoughts
    And fragments of ourselves
    Till we begin
    Again


  • The plus side of apply it now is the fact twill your plants will have a nice comfy blanket thoughout the winter 

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