Ever ready to go where angels fear to tread, I decided to do something with the heap of soggy bagged uo leaf stuff from last year. It has been sitting in a corner of wor lotty for all this time, some 9 months and looks like it wants a job. So, I have started trying out a new system. Leaves will break down, but over a long time, compared to other old plant material. I decided to give it a boost, by emptying the sacks , a couple at a time, onto the lawn area, letting it dry a bittie, then, run over the stuf with the mower.
The grass catcher proved invaluable, and soon, I was spreading this nice fine leaf mold all over the beds, the purple sprouting, pea rows, flower beds and strawbs. It has improved the appearance of the place, is so far proving to be a good mulching medium, will be brought down into the soil by da woims, and is something of a no-dig policy. I need to water durng this drought heat wave, but it goes down quite nicely through all the fine mold.
Here are some views of the lotty, and our feathered visitor, old Cocky, the peasant.