leaf mould

‘Annabelle’ hydrangea (Photo by Brendan Adam-Zwelling)

Why isn’t my hydrangea flowering?

Beckie Fox

Margaret in Kingston, Ont., says her hitherto lovely hydrangea is quite luscious and green, but there's not a single flower. Why isn't it flowering?

Gather fallen leaves to make leaf mould: your soil will thank you.

Making leaf mould

Judith Adam

Leaves left in a pile and exposed to moisture will compost into a dark crumbly mass of leaf mould, which is an effective conditioning material.