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Posted: 17/08/2013 at 10:52

 maybe he's 


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 10:51

Definitely a begonia - looks like the chap on the stall was probably just 'helping out' LOL!!!

Your begonia will need to come indoors for the winter, but it'll give you lots of lovely flowers and cuttings for years to come - and was probably a bargain!


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 10:48

If anyone's interested I've put a link to a Fungi Foray over here near Norwich on the Wild Mushrooms thread.  It only costs £6 which includes admission to the Fairhaven Woodland and Water gardens - think that's a bargain.  


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 10:46

If anyone living in East Anglia (or moving this way shortly ) is interested there's a Fungi Foray at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Gardens near Norwich on 12 Oct.  The price on the website is incorrect at the moment - they're getting it changed - the Fungi Foray is only £6 and that includes a whole day's admission to the gardens.

A foodie friend is moving this way and is going along so I'm going with her - for £6 a lovely day out and a good refresher course for me 


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 10:40

If it's a sunny spot what about Verbascums?


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 08:40

Didn't notice anything untoward or unusual - superb presetation as usual, love her infectious enthusiasm 

Victoria Plum Tree

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 08:21

Useful info here

Good luck 


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 08:08

My fault  - when in a rush I somehow distributed the contents of most of a packet of desiccated coconut over the floor of the pantry - which is of course crammed with boxes containing baking tins, bottles, containers of different flours, dried fruits etc, and heaven knows what in it's darkest reaches - it goes back under the stairs 


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 07:27

With the greatest respect to all concerned, it is very unwise to eat mushrooms identified over the internet by someone you do not know.

Can I suggest that anyone who wants to know more about wild mushrooms should go on a course run by someone like this .

As I've said, I've eaten many different varieties of wild mushrooms, and fed them to my family.  However I repeat that I would not risk identifying mushrooms from a picture alone, whether on the internet or in a book.  Every book and website I know contains a disclaimer along the lines of:

".... Many mushrooms are poisonous some are deadly poisonous. We have made every effort to ensure accuracy on this website but, in the end, the responsibility for eating any mushroom or fungus must rest with the individual; for instance there are people who are allergic to all species of mushrooms. If you collect any mushrooms to eat make sure that your identification checks out in every detail. Never eat any wild mushroom until an expert mycologist has checked your identification. Even when you know a mushroom well weather conditions or animal damage can cause differences in appearance that could lead to misidentification....."


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 06:58

I agree totally with Steephill - Do Not Eat Wild Mushrooms unless YOU know they are safe, or unless you have had them verified BY AN EXPERT who has seen them in the flesh!

I have eaten many wild mushrooms, but only under the circumstances above - whilst others are of course well-meaning, mushrooms cannot be identified by a picture alone.

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