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IMPORTANT INFO' BEFORE YOU BUY

SCROLL DOWN TO LEARN BEFORE SHELLING OUT. ALL ABOUT LEAFMOULD VS LEAFMOULD COMPOST

It is So Important to Know what is Wrong with LeafMould Compost. Why it is a Contradiction in Terms. You need Organic Leaf Mould

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What Is LeafMould Compost

MAY 25 2021

You cannot have LeafMould Compost! It just is not possible. LeafMould is formed `by a long cold process and this is what makes it totally natural and full of nutrients and life. Compost is formed by fast hot action. The all important Mould cannot form. The goodness in the Mould is there for good! In compost everything is temporary. Good Leaf Mould is supplied alive with moisture supporting that life. So when you see the label LeafMould compost you can be sure something is not right. You will not be getting that alive medium of micronutrients and microorganisms. The Health givers to all plant life.
Applying chemicals to a plant is mostly a waste of money. Plants get all the chemicals they need from the soil, from the air and from rainwater. Most independent experts believe that using chemicals damages the biodiversity of your garden. Look after the plants and  soil organically and health will abound. As long as you grow the right plants for the soil you have. If you wish to grow plants not suitable for your soil you can do so in containers. Then the biodiversity of your potting medium must be rich. Use inert  potting composts which have been stored in bags for months and results will be average at best. This is why we supply you with live leaf mould and potting mediums.Basically this means it has been stored so a small amount of rainwater reaches it and it is full of natural organic activity. To keep the biodiversity going especially in pots it is beneficial to use a true organic fertiliser. This fertiliser needs to be full of natural life and organic matter which attracts beneficial life to it. Which is the reason we supply such a fertiliser always freshly made with leafmould extract as its main constituent.The method by which the goodness is extracted is of utmost importance so as not to destroy its organic life. No heat should be used as this will do the damage.The extract must be gained via cold pressing.

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Composted Bark & LeafMould

MAY 25 2021

Composted Bark is second only to LeafMould and can be cheaper because it can be produced in Months instead of years. It is not composted in the same way as Commercial Compost you buy from Garden Centres. It can be made in cool conditions. Just not in huge piles which generate massive heat to make the rotting process quick..However that is precisely how commercial composted bark is produced and is pretty much lifeless.Our Premium Organic Compost Bark  is formed cold and is full of life.We add our organic fertiliser to the mix to encourage all forms of organic life into our composted bark.This is exactly the same way we produce our Leaf Mould.Our bark must be done on the cool side so does take longer. The heat that is generated by large piles speeds up the process but destroys all that organic life.Another cold process we use is cold pressing. Cold pressing is completely organic and is a process exactly as it says. You want the goodness from plant life but you want to retain all the organic extracts undamaged. The very best way is by using pressure  without any heat.This is the way good food supplements are made.Some try to maintain that chemicals are just as good in their own way but it is not true.Chemicals can never encourage the organic life to thrive  in your soils and composts. They can only have a short-term effect when they are applied to plant life

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Well Rotted organic manure

MAY 25 2021

Organic Manure vs Commercial Manure. The single most important thing about manure is it should only ever be applied to the surface when used in the garden. In pots you can mix very well rotted manure into topsoil and compost.The reasoning is that matter dug into the soil acts like a sump and damages root health. In a pot it is different because moisture drains away easily. As long as you have placed drainage material at the bottom. The larger the pot the more important this is as larger pot takes longer to dry out if water is not running away.
Just like Leaf Mould the product needs to be live. Meaning it must have been kept moist for a considerable length of time, preferably in contact with the soil. This allows microrganisms and micronutrients to build up and this is what makes any product fertile. This would be called Organic Manure because nature has added to it and been allowed to maintain the qualities. Now there is nothing stopping commercial providers of manure  from providing Organic products but they really need to be date stamped. This allows the buyer to see how long ago it was packaged and decide how much life may be in the Manure.The way we do this at LeafMould.co.uk is to bag only to order. This way natures chain is not broken and  Organic Manure,Leaf Mould,or Composted bark is supplied.