Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:46
Hi to you both
I did check for any bootlace threads and I did find some sort of thread but it just looked like fibre from the root. Did is smell of mushroom, not sure, but it did have a smell of sorts. I live quite high up so although we have had more than usual rain fall we have never been flooded. The thing that concerns me is that I have lived here for 20 years and I was told by my neighbour that my garden used to be full of trees and that the previous tenant had had them removed. We have always had mushroom/toadstool looking fungus come through the lawn and have always put it down to the old stumps rotting and nothing to worry about. In about August 2012 I had a greengage tree that was full of fruit suddenly die on me and in April the following year my son pulled this out with no effort at all (root and all) as he was worried that it may fall down. Because of this I think that I will remove the apple tree that I said had lots of fruit on but very little foilage just in case and I may even think about the remaining trees I have on the other side of the garden. Thank you for your help both of you, much appreciated.