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Stink horn fungi

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:45

It's the all pervasive rotten flesh smell that gets to me.

Stink horn fungi

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:43

Dovefromabove, thanks I've done that as far as I can, I was wondering whether the inclusion of some rotten wood debris had encouraged them.


Stink horn fungi

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:39

You haven't smelt them. This is the first year that they have appeared and we've been here over 20 years.

shrub I.D.

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:34

Could it be Ailanthus? They have pinnate leaves, grow into trees and sucker. I believe they are quite vigurous.


Stink horn fungi

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:27

Over the last few weeks these fungi have popped up in the border. They are truly disgusting with a vile smell which comes to your attention first. Not only do they have a slimy cap the base consists of a jelly filled ball. I want to try and prevent these from reappearing any ideas?

Talkback: How to water your plants

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 16:02
You can buy a nozzle to fit onto an empty lemonade bottle, just screws on, which you then poke in the ground. I've cut a hole in the bottom to both fill and allow the water out.

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 22:34

Here in Norfolk I have yet to see any ladybirds, although I haven't looked too hard. Also, thank goodness fewer lily beetles, although I did catch a couple. I have seen a few blackfly. What has happened in the poast has been a rapid increase in aphids followed after a while by a corresponding increase in ladybirds, a bit of patience is required. However, for those without Green Gardener is excellent for all prdators including ladybirds. I particularly like their plum moth traps which are almost 100% effective.

Dicksonia Antartica

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 20:17

I too live in dry East Anglia but have a dampish shady side to the garden which is where it lived.


Dicksonia Antartica

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 20:15

I had one in a pot for about 3 years the pot was little wider than the fern. I used to take it into an unheated greenhouse in the winter but forgot to water it so bye bye tree fern. It seemed quite tough up until then. I read somewhere once that they are a bit tender until they get past about 18 inches high but best to protect the crown, I used a piece of polystyrene with the fronds folded over on top. Wonderful to see the new fronds emerging. The original plant was quite small only about 6 inches tall and was about 18 inches to 2 feet when it died. I still have the trunk, or whatever the proper name is.

Talkback: Growing cow parsley

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 09:05
I too love the flowers and allowed it to roam a bit in my garden. I always tried to get the flower heads off before they set seed, but this year as my wife has decreed it a weed needing extermination I have been pulling up the entire plants (anything for a quiet life). I'm sure it will return, "one years seeds is seven years weeds" but it still reminds me of my youth playing in an orchard smothered in it.
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Stink horn fungi

Problem of these fungi appearing in herbaceous border. 
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