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Busy-Lizzie you're not Noreen Green are you? I know it's a long shot, but our
neighbours (of that name) moved to the Dordogne a few years back and we
still get emails telling us how lovely and rural it is! You sound very like
Noreen the way you love the countrside!!
No, I'm not Noreen, but I am Liz. And I'm often Busy!
Hi, I'm back from the fungi foray - great day but very soggy! Just going to take a hot shower - having recently recovered from a bug don't want to sit around being damp See you all later
Sorry to hear that some of you had rain to-day. Saturday is the only day to get something done this time of year. Evenings too short do much. No rain here TG. Chilly. Cleaned cooker, mowed lawns, forked over some potatoe ground and made ridges of more, weeded around cabbage carrots and parsnips. It's days like this that shorten the winter, gardening is wonderful.
Oh dear, think I got it wrong. Spent today doing housework, and was going to spend tomorrow in the garden - but have just seen the forecast. Perhaps I can find some things that need doing in the GH.
FG - found a Daniel D in a special offer section of the GC last week - I brought him home ! Along with a Fireworks - well 5th of November is just round the corner
Pictures from the Fungi Foray today at http://www.fairhavengarden.co.uk/
One of the Bracket fungi
One of each of the fungi we gathered - before the rain started. I stopped photographing after that
Think the second one of the first three is a Blusher.
Not brilliant pics but we had a really good day getting around 30 different varieties in a very small area of the gardens and had great fun
Love the Red and white one Dove - looks like Fairy should be perching on it! Did you bring any home for tea ?
Brum - maybe you should go for the Clematis instead - really pretty but no loud bangs. It was my Mum's favourite, so I was delighted I found one. Will put it next to her rose.
Glad you had a good foray Dove but what the heck is that top pic of? I thought it was meat at first glance
Had a fab day out but am feeling a bit whacked now. Just awaiting the take away and settling down to some tv viewing!
Did buy some bits at the CG, too dark out now to let you all know what (I can't remember!)
Oh, and the first one of the first three is a Beefsteak fungus.
So it is a bit like meat then!
We cross-posted Panda - yes it does look like meat - it is a Beefsteak - it also 'drips' a blood-like juice. It is edible.
Eeww! Nature is, most definateitely, odd!
Are you sure the third picture is not of a cricket ball with spots. Are they safe to eat?
Not only edible, but good. Really. It has the same sort of texture as cooked liver but a mushroom flavour like a cep.
Don't know much about wild mushrooms. Only ever ate the white ones that grow in the fields around home silillar to the ones you buy in the shops. never ate the coloured ones.
Glad you had a good day dove. Pics are good. Don't think I'd be brave enough to eat them tho