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There are plenty of sites on the net showing how to make good leafmould such as HDRA but you don't even need a container or enclosure if you don't have the room in your garden!

If you have the room, stick a few posts in an out of the way area, making a square, and wrap it round with wire netting. Then just fill with wet leaves (except fir, conifer, holly or other evergreen leaves) and leave for a couple of years.

If you don't want an enclosure then consider filling some black bin bags, again with wet leaves, if they are dry, then water them once in the bags, tie them up, punch a few holes in the bags with your fork and toss into a secluded out of sight area in your garden and leave.

Leafmould, when ready, is an excellent substitue for peat, it's good for the soil, cuts down on watering, can be used at any time of the year and on any type of soil, acid, alkaline, clay, sandy etc. 

Oh, one other thing, don't disturb drifts of autumn leaves under hedges and other out of the way areas. They may be used as hibernating sites by hedgehogs and other creatures.

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