Late Autumn in Melbourne is a delight.
The full figure of a deciduous tree is turned as the weather cools and the days grow short. Even before Winter arrives, the ground is carpeted in brown leaves, and at the edges of the shag, some blow about in the breeze.
It is at this time that the rake becomes my favourite garden tool, along with large black plastic bags. Harvest time.
This was from the first week of collecting leaves. A couple of weeks after this shot, you couldn’t see the concrete under all the leaves.
All this goes into making fabulous leafmold, a brown material for the compost, and as a quick and easy mulch right over the ground. Any one of these methods will help produce a quality soil alive in microorganisms.
So much to collect, and all for me. The second year running at this same spot.
Here’s hoping for the hat-tick.
- Late Autumn Japanese Maple (PhotoBotos.com) (rakkav.wordpress.com)
- Travel: Autumn in Melbourne (kateforster.wordpress.com)
- Melbourne Autumn (existimatio.wordpress.com)