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Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:48

Yes,Fairygirl. Apparently, 90% of plants have this relationship with the fungi,and as you say it helps take up of water and nutrients.  But brassicas don't and proteacae don't. But I would have thought that a humus rich soil would have enough fungi in, and a sandy soil next to none.


Camera Corner

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:49

Yes,, I want to see more pictures from Verdunland.

and then I'm throwing in the trowel.

Compost bin

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:47

I shred rose and bramble. It rots down quickly when chopped up fine and mixed with grass cuttings. Burn anything diseased with blackspot.


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:43

I am a bit bemused by the mycorrhizal fungus. Wouldn't any well rotted FYM or a bucket of good home made compost supply the same?

 They use it a lot in Australia, but they are planting on practically pure sand. I thought I had sandy soil until I saw what my friend had in Perth. You might as well try planting on a beach. They add the fungi powder, but no nutrients for natives.If you add nutrients, the native plants die.

Major Garden Overhaul

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:36

You can make a cottage garden as cheap or as expensive as you want.

 Geoff Hamilton made two cottage gardens, to please either pocket.

You can get his DVD on amazon for £8. this has three series in, but the cottage garden one shows you some examples to go on with.

That would give you some idea to get started with. You might need a contractor to lay paths, but you can do it yourself.

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:28

Lovely photo, is it one of yours?

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:27

Happy  New Year to you to , David



Posted: 01/01/2014 at 00:21

I'm raising a glass to a brilliant 2014. cheers everyone.


Posted: 31/12/2013 at 19:34

Glad it went well , John.  Happy and Healthy New Year to you too.


Posted: 31/12/2013 at 19:24

Happy new year everyone




Discussions started by fidgetbones

fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Bug identification please.

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