Friday, 4 November 2016

Photo Friday - Around the Garden - Fungi

Fungi

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  1. We have lots popped up around but we check with the pharmacy which are edible and which are not!! Have a good weekend Diane

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  2. Kerry, sorry to suggest bad news...
    but, I hope that isn't a tree you adore...
    that looks awfully like Honey Fungus to me...
    definitely do what Diane does....
    take a sample to the pharmacist and get it identified...
    if it is what it looks like to me, you have a problem.

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    1. Thank you for this. They are under a plum tree which looks very sad. Just had a read on the RHS website and our tree symptoms are as they describe. Looks like we'll be taking it out.

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    2. Kerry, you will need to check for the underground laces of black mycelium... especially if you have any other valuable trees nearby...
      you'll find plenty of illustrations on the web as to what to look for...
      they will need to be removed, too...
      and don't let those fruiting bodies spore, either!
      Bag and bin... or bag, allow to dry and burn!!

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    3. We've dug out around the tree and we can't find anything that looks like black laces. We've also pulled the bark away from the tree and there's no signs of white fungus either. We are hoping in that case we haven't got honey fungus and it's something else.

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