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Plant ID

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 02:30

Difficult to see what the fungus is but I would take a guess at. 

Dacrymyces palmatus. Orange Jelly Fungus, Witch’s Butter. I would like to think it was the start of Chicken of the woods (very edible) but it does not look right and I would need a closer pick.

The other is a bracket fungus (or shelf fungi) perhaps rainbow if you are lucky but it could be any comprised bracket as there are numerous species of the Polypore Family.

Last edited: 21 March 2017 02:36:09

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 02:20
Pat E says:


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All those beautiful pics of clouds and sun, first Pat and then this, pic!

What are you doing showing us beautiful trees in the sun! Are you just trying to make us jealous.

It's working!  

Last edited: 21 March 2017 02:21:24

Help me choose a rotovator

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 01:58

It's a very old method of covering the soil and building it up to stop weeds (with mulch or layers) and let the worms do the work. You obviously can't walk over the set area but it does work a treat and greatly reduces any digging in the spring.

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Posted: 21/03/2017 at 01:44

I do not understand as my onions are usually 6lbs and over!!! I dare not tell you the size of my daffs bulbs.

Especially, this time of year as I'm a qualified daff plucker.

"Lycorine is a toxic crystalline alkaloid found in several plant species, such as the bush lily (Clivia miniata), Lycoris, and Narcissus. It may be highly poisonous, if not lethal, when ingested in certain quantities. Symptoms of lycorine toxicity are vomiting, diarrhea, and convulsions. Regardless, it is sometimes used medicinally, a reason why some groups may harvest the very popular Clivia miniata. 

It inhibits protein synthesis, and may inhibit ascorbic acid biosynthesis, although studies on the latter are controversial and inconclusive. Presently, it serves some interest in the study of certain yeasts, the principal organism on which lycorine is tested. 

Lycorine is also found in daffodil bulbs which are often confused with onions, thereby leading to incidents of accidental poisoning." 

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Is this fair?

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 01:40

We are GrannyH. It was the world happiness day yesterday or did you miss it???

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Posted: 21/03/2017 at 01:33
Lily Pilly says:

This photo is taken looking towards you Joyce, they are slightly sheltered but................

hope you are yours aren't affected too badly 🤞

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 Nice to see you are still putting our gardens to shame LP. I have missed you.

Just letting you know that I'm writing this from hospital. Don't panic, I'm fine.

 They think I may have ingested a poisoned. I ate what I thought was an onion.Turned out to be a daffodil bulb but they did say that I should be out by spring!

Is this fair?

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 01:19

Sorry GrannyH

Your right, This is a gardening site and horticulture is the topic. 

You can take a whore to culture, but you can't make her think. 

How do I rejuvenate a lawn?

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 01:07

At this time of year, everything is starting to grow. (weeds and all)

The best thing you can do is aerate the lawn and then scarify it, before you start with any expensive and possibly unnecessary chemicals. 

Spread some new compost or vermicompost over the top to level it off and watch out for wet pools areas that will attract moss. 

Once you scarify and aerated it. It will look bad for a week or two but with new compost on top and a bit of new seed in the bare patches then it will soon look fantastic. 

Try a bit of Epsom salt now and again when it gets growing but leave off the chemical killers if you can.

I think we all use them once in awhile but if you do the first two options you will find that things become easier.

Bee-kind test

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 00:50

Unfortunately bumble bees only last for about a month . The last brood of the summer, produces a number of queens and they mate and that queen hibernate until spring. The family tree must be huge.

Last edited: 21 March 2017 00:52:10

First butterfly of the year!

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 00:33

I was not thinking frog or butterfly Dove.

I had bat on the brain at the time. All wonderful creatures.

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