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Mushrooms have just appeared out of nowhere in garden?

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 14:15

As Fidgetbones says, nothing at all to do with the cat scarer.  

Mushrooms of all varieties grow from mycellium which is below the ground surface all over the place.  Depending on the type of fungi and the time of year, and a combination of climatic conditions, the mycellium will produce it's fruiting bodies i.e. mushrooms.  

Nothing at all to worry about - just another glorious example of nature at its bountiful best at this time of year.

This year promises to be a very good one for fungi of all kinds.


Not possible to identify yours, so all you need to do is brush them away into the flowerbeds before you mow the lawn to avoid making a soggy mess on the lawn. They'll decompose in the borders and do no damage to anything. If you prefer you can gather them and put them on the compost heap or in the bin.

There's nothing you can or need do to prevent a recurrence another year.  They'll either appear or they won't - that's nature 


Legionnaires desease in compost

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 12:30

 You mean it doesn't? 

Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 12:29

There are still some gremlins about -  this morning  I let Daniel know that the Edit and Quote buttons have disappeared - you can send him a PM and he'll let the Techies know. 

I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 12:26

Flowersfb, can you not tie it back somehow until it's finished flowering - nice to keep the summer going for just a bit longer

If you want to give your honeysuckle a good sort out you can cut it right back in the late winter/early spring - otherwise just give it a tidy up when it's fnished flowering. 




Posted: 02/10/2013 at 12:00

Little-ann, I've always thought that most gardeners do - after all, it's when we start making plans isn't it?

Talkback: Garden spiders

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 11:55

The cats could play with the conkers 


Yes, I've heard of this - putting conkers under beds etc to keep spiders away.

Over wintering HELP

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 11:54

I've got a wooden 'growhouse' very similar to this one  got it from Notcutts and it's quite sturdy.  I over-winter plugs and cuttings of hardy perennials in it, and sweet pea seedlings.  I have the lid propped open quite a bit most of the day and only shutting it on frosty nights. 

When it was very very cold last winter I popped a layer of the 'big bubble' bubblewrap around things that I thought were a little more tender at night time, again removing it during the day.  

I would've thought a garage would be too dark for plugs and cuttings. 

Legionnaires desease in compost

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 11:42

Precisely - but he didn't want to take the risk - would rather social services provided him with a new one - we didn't 

Legionnaires desease in compost

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 11:17

I know someone who refused the offer of a free second hand washing machine (when they really needed one and had no money to buy one) because he'd heard they might harbour Legionella 


Posted: 02/10/2013 at 11:15


Daniel is reporting the missing Edit and Quote buttons, sends apologies and hopes they'll be sorted soon.  Poor Daniel, he must be getting a bit fed up with the blips 

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