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ID my fungus please

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 17:33

Pansyface  -  don't know what Nut thinks, but I think that site confirms Steephill's ID


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 16:46

My hostas are all peeking though now - thing we're getting showers soon - I'm going to put some of the 'nice' slug bait out in a minute.  I've mowed and edged the front lawn and given it a 4 in 1 treatment to tackle the dandelions and hawkbit.  I'm feeling very virtuous.


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 16:42

Fritillary - so sorry about the fox   - thank goodness you have the incubator - we didn't, we relied on some elderly bantams - we did have foxes around but the gander and the guinea fowl used to create such a noise if she came around and that would start the dogs off so we got off pretty lightly - she did get a couple of our ducks once, but they were particularly stupid ones.

DD, brilliant news abour Charlie , but don't hold your breath re tidy bedroom etc.    Fingers still very crossed for Shadow ((hugs)).

lilly shoot been nibbled

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 16:34

Oh!  that does look a bit extreme -  you either have ginormous slugs or there's rabbits/deer or similar chomping their way through your garden.  Has anything else been eaten?

Cucumber strange black spots on stem?

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 16:31

Hi Austin - I wouldn't panic yet - the plants look to be growing strongly

childrens gardening

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 16:29

Hi Stefanie and Hi to your daughter too

When my daughter was around 5 she had her own flower bed and she grew nasturtiums, calendula and sunflowers (amongst other things).  When the caterpillars ate her nastutiums she said that was ok because it was now a 'butterfly farm'.

It's also great fun to grow some little cherry tomatoes in a tub.  If you don't want to start them from seed yourself you can buy the plants from a garden centre.  My niece got into gardening by growing a butternut squash plant - also available from garden centres for you to pot up or grow in the garden.  

Great fun, teaches a sense of responsibility (regular watering etc) coping with disappointment (we all have to be able to do that) and an interest in nature.

Have lots of fun



lilly shoot been nibbled

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 16:23

Hi mksmithy  

It all depends whether the growing point has been eaten - could you post a pic on here and we'll see if we have any clues (click on the tree icon on the toolbar above where you type yur post)

Unusual cowslips

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 16:17

That looks as if it's cross-pollinated with a polyanthus-type primula - they're very promiscuous. 

ID my fungus please

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 15:54

That was my other thought - the right time of year for morels so I'm ever hopeful of seeing some at this time of year.  There are a couple of sites here in Norfolk - locations are a closely guarded secret.


Jack by the hedge. In fact lots of jack by the hedge!

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 15:51

Me too - strimming will do the job

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