There are amazing things about winter in the garden; taking time from the ‘doing’ to simply ‘be’, enjoying bird song and occasional truly still days and, once you feel the need to get active and keep warm, making leaf mould, the ideal alternative to peat at no extra cost to our environment.
This magic stuff makes a great weed-free mulch* and the best peat-free substitute for sowing seed into or mixing with garden compost for potting compost. Once you’ve tried it, you will never be without it, so find a corner or a spot behind the bin and let nature do the rest. *Material used to improve the soil or to prevent weed regrowth.
Leaf mould is part of our post COP26 series GetGrowingGreener supporting you to take positive action, locally. If you’d like to know How to make leaf mould read more in our Nurture Your Soil section.