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I've discovered some patches of a slimy jelly like substance in a flower bed. Has anyone got any idea as to what this?
Did it appear after rain? Is it white? If so, it may be water-retaining granules from the soil of a plant that you have planted there.
If it's sort of joined up translucent globules, sorry terrible descrption, then it could be water retaining gel, especially if you've added to any pot compost that has ended up in the garden.
If it's dark brown slime then hedgehog poo an option!
Small opalescent pearls in clumps are slug eggs- birds love those.
I think there is also a slime mould that likes damp, compacted soil. J.
Any chance of a photo? that might give us a clue
I don't think it's water retaining granules but it did appear after I planted some bulbs. The soil isn't especially compacted. Could it be some type of mould or fungi? I do live in Lancashire, a wet part of England!
It's unlikely to be mould or fungi - slime mould would need a compacted and very wet soil.
Most likely water-retaining gel - see if it vanishes after a few dry days. In any case, very unlikely to be anything to worry about.
Thanks everyone for your replies. I do hope it isn't slug eggs - have had enough of the blighters this year!