Making Leaf Mould

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    Tetters has been scooping them up with the thinger on the back of the tractor :dancy:

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    Zigger has been packing them in bags, just filled the first one and started the second :)

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    Soaked them with 6 gallons of rainwater, they already have chopped up Agaricus bisporus in with them so the fungal process should start soon :fingers crossed:

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    Reckon we'll have at least 6 of these by the time all the leaves come down :hapfeet::hapfeet::hapfeet::hapfeet::hapfeet::hapfeet:
     
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      Looks as tho you 2 are dealing with the quantities I wrestle with:). I pick up a fair dose with the lawn tractor with the deck high. A few bits of grass help the process of breaking down altho I know the decaying of leaves and compost are different but from my experience a bit of grass does no harm at all.
      I use the same huge builders bags for collection but empty them out into an enormous pile. Friend who is a pro gardener told me it's best to have the pile sitting on soil not in bags if possible. I have just used the resulting mould from 2016 adding it to fairly large Rhododendrons and Azaleas i have been transplanting. Gorgeous stuff and free! If I didn't collect the leaves and get the resulting mould I'd have had to buy at least 1000 litres of peat to produce the same decent planting medium for the transplants.
       
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        I decided to collect the leaves first, and cut the grass afterwards to keep Lord Awful happy :snorky:
         
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          Yep, takes two to tango :dancy:

          Can't wait for the end result :phew:
           
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            [​IMG]More? ...... he wants MORE??
            There is no peace for the wicked ....another half dozen leaves fell off in the night, and the new bag is waiting for them :love30:..........:help:
             
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              Tis a sweaper for leaves or a leaf sweaper :biggrin:
               
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                Well, at least he's happy
                 
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                  pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                  I've got a couple of carrier bags full, maybe I should bring them over:biggrin:
                   
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                      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                      Have you tried shaking the trees @Zigs ;)
                      Frost coming, perhaps, next week, that will bring them down.:smile:
                       
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                        [​IMG]Oh how clever is that then..... I always knew about tannins, lignins and need a new pole for the flagella !!
                         
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                          Shu`up Pete
                           
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                            Didn't know you were into that sort of thing! :hate-shocked: :sofa:
                             
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                              :noidea: Well, you cannot possibly know everything @shiney ..... watch and learn ;)
                               
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