Category: Fungi

Leafmould Cage (Leaf mould cage)

Harvesting last years leafmould

If you spend a lot of November sweeping up leaves and putting them in your garden waste bin then you are missing out on the best soil conditioner you can get your hands on and what’s more it is free.  So last year I made a leafmould cage at a client’s garden and this year it was time to see what the harvest was looking like and I wasn’t disappointed.

Wood Ear Fungus

The trees are listening to every word you say

I was busy making a compost area for a garden as I wanted to tidy things up and encourage the mowing types to put the cut grass somewhere useful. As I was clearing some branches away I spotted an ear stuck to a branch – seriously, an ear.  Weird, curious and slightly scary!