- n. Alternative form of leaf mold.
“As autumn leaves fall, collect them up to make rich and crumbly leafmould, which is excellent for mulching shrubs, fruit trees and soft-fruit bushes; it also makes a good soil conditioner.”
“I take simple pleasure in the thought that all those lovely yellow and orange leaves not many red this year are going to provide leafmould for the kitchen garden.”
“Next she greesed the groove of her keel, warthes and wears and mole and itcher, with antifouling butter-scatch and turfentide and serpenthyme and with leafmould she ushered round prunella isles and eslats dun, quincecunct, allover her little mary.”
“His name is Aldhelm," said Cadfael flatly, and rose from his knees, letting the soiled face sink back gently into the leafmould.”
“Then another grabbed a handful of leafmould, damp and brown and full of fibre.”
“Also use garden compost or leafmould to mulch around newly planted or established plants.”
“Give plants under trees a hand by enriching the soil with garden compost or leafmould.”
“Clear away the debris first and it'll make collecting fallen leaves for leafmould so much quicker.”
“The product is a finely divided leafmould, of high nitrifying power, ready for immediate use [without temporarily inhibiting plant growth].”
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