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Over the week-end I went back to where I saw some Early Purple Orchids in the spring. Eventhough it may be a bit late, I thought I would try to save some seeds.

I couldn’t find any lol. Nothing but grass and Primrose leaves where the orchids were.
And probably the council have something to do with it because they have been ‘tidying’ the hedgerows.
( not that they look tidy after being hacked at with some machine ! )

Anyway, as I was driving along I saw this bracket fungus growing on the base of an oak tree, so I took some photos of it.

It was about a foot wide.
I’ve identified it as Polyporus squamosus, and it is inedible.
Well I didn’t fancy taking a nibble of it anyway :O lol

It was along this road near where I live. You can see it on the left in the hedgerow :-

I was surprised to see it really. I thought autumn would have been the time to see these.

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Don't know anything about the fungus Hywel but the last photo of the road is beautiful. I would love to walk down there :-)))))

13 Jul, 2010

mad
Mad
 

That road certainly looks very inviting, lovely.
Hywel, I saw a squirrel sitting holding a large flat round fungus very similar to 'your's' and it was nibbling it, turning as it went. It seemed to be enjoying it, and almost ate the lot, before something frightened it and ran up the tree.

13 Jul, 2010

 

What a shame you could'nt fry it up with a bit of bacon Hywel...lol. Lovely pics!...:o)

13 Jul, 2010

 

What a monster! A foot wide, you could fry that up for an army Dylandog! lol
Lovely pics Hywel, must have been a nice drive..

13 Jul, 2010

 

True Dido...lol. 3 dozen eggs to make an omellette. (Can somebody please correct my spelling of omellete)...lol

13 Jul, 2010

 

It has probably still got some growing to do: nice pictures Hywel.

13 Jul, 2010

 

great pics hywel, i love fungus, its so interesting, think it grows any time hywel especially if shady or damp, i have little mushrooms frowing in my lawn with the light rain we had ;o)

13 Jul, 2010

 

Hywel, don`t know about eating it but it looks like something you wash your back with in the bath, it was fascinating to see.

13 Jul, 2010

 

Thats a big one Hywel, don`t think I`ve ever seen one that size. Lovely pics of your stroll, not walking very far around here although you would like it as we still have rain and everything is looking so much fresher........

13 Jul, 2010

 

something magical about fungus and toadstools..... lovely pics... you have some lovely countryside where you live...

13 Jul, 2010

 

looks lovely :o)

13 Jul, 2010

 

Its not the first time I`ve heard about the damage the local authorities do in the name of `clearing up` Hywel, they do the same to the wildflower borders here and they look dreadful afterwards. I like looking at fungi and I don`t think I`ve seen that one before.

13 Jul, 2010

 

I find fungus amazing Hywel. PIty you didnt get the orchid seed. I set some common spotted orchid seeds last Autumn but none grew, maybe it was me.

13 Jul, 2010

 

Hi Dawn. I think I left it too late before looking for them.

Sandra I agree. They don't need to cut the hedges as much as they do. It's very bad.

Thank you all for your comments on my blog :o)

13 Jul, 2010

 

Round here, the farmers do it with huge cutting blades on their tractors - it's hacking, not cutting! Such a mess and it really spoils the old hedges.

Glad you saw something interesting to make up for the missing orchid seeds.

14 Jul, 2010

 

I haven't seen anything like this before, very interesting. I will keep a look out on my now frequent walks in the woods! Pity about the seeds, Hywel, never mind there is always next year :)

14 Jul, 2010

 

Good thing the farmers/council missed this lane when tidying up . It might not be so bad if they used sharp blades when 'cutting' the hedgerows. They just seem to rip everything to shreds round here.

14 Jul, 2010

 

Great photos and blog .

14 Jul, 2010

 

love this blog Hywel...im finding edable mshrooms in my polytunnel..as usual the seasons are out of sync....i had tomato and mushrooms for breakfast yesterday....yum yum
as for the council 'vandal' as they are known around here.......the guy who cuts our road has been doing it for years and has got to know the hedegrows. he is gental in places where the wild orchids and other lovelies are growing....our lanes shrink every summer then after hes been it feels like a dual carageway...

15 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks for all your comments. It's nice that so many people read my blog :o)

15 Jul, 2010

 

Hywel
i look forward to reading your blogs...especialy tonight when the winds are howling its good to take my mind off it...hope its not to windy with you..:-)

15 Jul, 2010

 

It hasn't been very windy here Sandra, but we've been having torrential rain. I want some nice weather to return lol :o((

16 Jul, 2010

 

we had force ten gales last night....so much damage around here....took our tipi down last night and lashed the yurt...which is holding on in there.....bring back the summer...

16 Jul, 2010

 

That sounds bad Sandra :o(. I hope you'll be able to fix the damage and put the tipi back.

16 Jul, 2010

 

thank you...im sure we will Hywel...ive have to cancel a booking for monday but im just relieved that the yurt is still there....

16 Jul, 2010

 

very interesting hywell i 2 get mushrooms now and again, i got myself a little buk on them, but still not sure to eat any lol buts a gud book .

19 Jul, 2010

 

I only eat ones from a shop lol.

19 Jul, 2010

 

haha u r funny ,that made me smile. we had sum growing in the veg bed so i cooked them 4 oh. nothing happened to him lol .

19 Jul, 2010

 

lol was that good or bad :/ lol

20 Jul, 2010

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