It is that time of year when the trickle of falling leaves will soon become an avalanche and so now is the time to get your leafmould cage ready. All you need is four posts lightly knocked into the ground and some chicken wire and a few nail staples to hold the wire on and then you are in ready for action.
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.
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!