Posted: 02/11/2016 at 12:15
Leaves are natures bounty, they make wonderful seed compost we have a long lane of all types of trees though a lot are Oak, a small wood near by provided more and I would gather bags full of them much to the surprise of Neighbours, (why are you doing that? the Council will do it) they had lawns decks and in mode gardens, I had a working garden apart from a very big frontage which was in line with all the others, neat tidy boring.
The gathered leaves went into black sacks hidden behind bushes after being well pricked with a fork and left for a year. They would be brought out riddled and then into a sack for mixing potting compost, lovely fresh clean stuff to work with, any debris or uncooked leaves went on the compost heap nothing wasted. At the same time several acorns would be gathered and put in pots, a few years on young Oaks would be secretly planted in a clearing in the woods, some will now be trees. My neighbours are now tearing up the in mode gardens and putting in raised beds, they are growing food so me the old man of the woods get asked what do we do now many times, it all comes round in time, I tell them start gathering all those leaves.