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11/05/2012 at 09:45

I have areas of the garden covered with a jelly like substance.  It is almost like frog spawn but without the eyes.  It is brown/green in colour.

It seems to appears most on ground that has not be dug or concrete.

What is it and how do I get rid of it?

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7524.jpg?width=153&height=228&mode=max

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7525.jpg?width=152&height=228&mode=max

11/05/2012 at 10:14

It may be slime mould. If it is, dryer weathe will get rid of it for you. Breaking up the ground surface will also make it less widespread.

15/05/2012 at 09:05

Thanks.  I have been told it could be a fungus which comes from moss spores.

15/05/2012 at 16:05

you don't live near the sea do you?

The much beloved brings me seaweed sometimes from his fishing trips to put on the soil. I was wondering if you might have birds collectiong seaweed and stashing it in your garden... or it might even be weed from a pond nearby, from the photos it does look a bit weedy

20/09/2012 at 12:20
20/09/2012 at 12:22

I get that stuff on my tarmac !   As a previous contributor said its slime mould and disappears in drier weather.

 

Chris

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