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Posted: 22/10/2015 at 08:12

Look what I've found!!!

I thought something rang a bell!!!

David58 has copied/cut and pasted some of Monty's writing on honey fungus in the Guardian years ago word for word! 

And without attribution - wonder if Monty and the Guardian will take legal action re copyright!



Posted: 22/10/2015 at 08:05

Morning Panda   Have a good day!


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 07:57


Jerusalem artichokes

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 07:56

No, but it is helpful to earth up once early on to try to prevent the plants being rocked by the wind.  Cutting them back at around head-height to prevent wind-rock is also helpful.  If you want to leave them to grow taller then I'd stake them or grow them between double wires fixed to posts to prevent wind damage.

Lots of info here

Hope that's helpful


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 07:47

What are you expecting Verdun? 

Jerusalem artichokes

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 07:43

Hi Enkay

I suppose it would be possible, but I'm not sure why you would want to. They're tough as old boots and will just grow and grow.  In what way do you mean 'are they similar to spuds?'

Low maintenance replacement for lawn?

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 07:40

Very kind of you Rick Nihilani to go to so much trouble to help Green Novice - it's a shame that the link you posted is for a Swedish company - not really practical for a UK garden.


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 07:12

I see that Armillaria has transmogrified into David58 - what a fun guy



Posted: 22/10/2015 at 06:57

If you can't post a photo perhaps you could upload some onto a photo-hosting site and post the link here.  You really need to identify what sort of hedge it is. 

Alternatively google privet images and see if you can ID it that way.

If it's privet and is getting straggly I would reduce it's height by at least one third now - Feed in the spring.

Honey fungus

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 06:38
philippa smith2 wrote (see)

I've read thru 2 threads which may ( or may not ) involve honey fungus.  My current garden contains a great number of trees.......most alive and thriving but some rotting stumps.  At this time of year, various fungi raise their heads and I must admit, I do like looking at them, photographing them, etc.  They are quite fascinating but I have no real idea if they are detrimental to my garden overall.

However, if Mr. Mustard is concerned about a certain fungus which is causing him a problem/worry, it is extremely unkind, not to say rude, to accuse him of "doing harm to his garden".  Most gardeners do their best to live with what they have.......we don't all agree with what others do but that is just life.

Fungus lover needs to be a little bit more constructive I think......a few verifiable examples of him/her saving the world would be instructive.. Let's face it, we can all criticise what others's what WE do ourselves that can, hopefully, make a difference. 

Mr Mustard.......I hope you resolve your issue

Well said Philippa

Unfortunately over the past twenty-four hours there have appeared some posters who are intent on trying to cause upset on this forum by flaming/trolling and posting under several identities. 

Just like fungi - they all appear at once and they all seem to have the same idiosyncratic use of English grammar

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