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New GW...??

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 21:24

Tomatillos can be sliced and fried with your bacon for breakfast - the original Fried Green Tomatoes :-)

New GW...??

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 21:17

Cloggie you can use the whole borlotti bean just as runner beans when they're young, or leave them until the beans fatten the pods and harvest and dry the beans to store like dried haricots and use them in casseroles and soups through the winter. Don't forget to soak and boil for ten mins before adding to the dish to cook. 

Strictly is back!

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 20:09

Daisy's dress be blowed ............. I'll have her legs ............... I'm sure they're the ones that the gods intended for me and they somehow got wrongly delivered 

Problems with mushrooms / toadstools possible fairy ring. Pics Attached

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 20:01
Muddle-Up says:

I meant the fungi would soon disappear, not the kids and their parents.....

Altho' I have to say I'd rather have the fungi! 

See original post


Strictly is back!

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 19:59

May I have Twiglets ..... pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 19:50

Hello Fairy 

I've been wondering about Pdoc - hope he's ok - sending ((hugs)) if he's looking in ... 

Problems with mushrooms / toadstools possible fairy ring. Pics Attached

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 19:46

Sorry, that sounds a bit more strident than I intended it to - didn't mean to be bossy 

Problems with mushrooms / toadstools possible fairy ring. Pics Attached

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 19:40

If children are out and about on their own when they're so young that they need supervision, then a few toadstools are the least of the myriad of things that pose a threat to them - traffic, dogs, broken glass and cans, poisonous plants, ponds, ditches, rivers, strange adults - the list is endless.  

Whereas if someone sees a small child doing something dangerous we all have a duty of care to step in and prevent a tragedy - it is not our responsibility, nor is it advisable, to remove all danger from the world just in case.  

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Problems with mushrooms / toadstools possible fairy ring. Pics Attached

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 19:35

It doesn't look particularly like a fairy ring to me - just autumnal toadstools - but a fairy ring is just the way that a lot of fungi grow - they start growing in one spot and move outwards, forming a ring.  Nothing more sinister or complicated than that. Certainly nothing to worry about. 

 They'll be gone as soon as the weather turns a little colder and they'll probably be back for the next few autumns until they've used up whatever decomposing organic matter in the soil they're feeding on.  Then you'll probably never see them again.  

Problems with mushrooms / toadstools possible fairy ring. Pics Attached

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 19:21

Loads of things that grow are poisonous to some degree.  People usually don't go walking into people's gardens and eating their plants.  Children are their parents' responsibility and shouldn't be out and about unsupervised until they're old enough not to go around eating other people's things.

Those don't look like the fairy ring toadstools in my garden, but there are several sorts.  I wouldn't be worried about them.  I think they look beautiful - just part of Mother Nature's beautiful autumn show  they'll be gone soon enough and our gardens will be covered with fast discolouring snow and slush.

Enjoy seeing the fascinating fungi while they last and if you want to learn about identifying those you can eat safely, take a look here 

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