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A feast of funghi


A feast of funghi

Found about 50 of these in the woods next to our house, many were bigger than my hand.



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Perfect photo, if you can ID them that's one for a database.

10 Jan, 2012

 

sorry severnside i have no idea what they are called ~ i have another photo showing the gills if that helps.

10 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Looks a bit like Honey fungus , if it is I'm glad it's not in your garden Sticki .......

10 Jan, 2012

 

well thats what i was worried about amy ~ its not far away!

10 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

It is a worry , we had a lovely walnut tree in our garden it died almost overnight we are still not sure if it was Honey Fungus there were piles of Fungus at the base that looked like this ....

10 Jan, 2012

 

there are lots of holly trees around this but the funghi are in a little gap in the trees, lots of rotting leaves and possibly some silver birch branches are there?

10 Jan, 2012

 

Unfortunately HF does look like a close match. I'm no expert just looking through Google images.

10 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I was terribly worried about it going right through my garden , I think the only thing that has possibly stopped it's spread is that the previous owners had set the walnut in a large area of concrete which was their dog kennels , hopefully it will be contained in that area if that is was what it was ...........

10 Jan, 2012

 

what would you do with it if you were me?

10 Jan, 2012

 

http://www.thegardeneronline.co.uk/documents/Honey
_Fungus.pdf

Makes a lovely photo though such a shame it causes so much trouble.

10 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks sixpence.

11 Jan, 2012

 

Your welcome Stickitoffee :o))

11 Jan, 2012

 

Nice picture of woodland's nature - :)))))))))))

11 Jan, 2012

 

Funky pic!!!!!! :)

11 Jan, 2012

 

great pic sticki, fascinating stuff :o)

11 Jan, 2012

 

thanks paul pixi and san, bit worrying in case it gets into the trees and my garden???
obviously not going to be suitable to eat with my bacon!!!

11 Jan, 2012

 

lol

11 Jan, 2012

 

lol Sticki - I think you'll be okay - only grows in darker moist areas doesn't it ? Not sure but don't think it does much harm

11 Jan, 2012

 

oh ok, thanks, thats good.

11 Jan, 2012

 

:))))))))

11 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I think you can eat Honey Fungus Sticki , you will have to munch your way through it LOL...

11 Jan, 2012

 

some very large plates or appetites needed ~ mushrooms anyone???

11 Jan, 2012

 

i looks a bit like honey fungus but not sure if it is though you normally have a big group all together,, great pic though :-)

11 Jan, 2012

 

there is quite a big group SL ~ have to be 50 or so in a space of 3 square yards??

11 Jan, 2012

 

Ohh that doesn't sound good then Sticki, fingers crossed for you,..

11 Jan, 2012

 

im half wondering about asking the Lickey Rangers ~ they work only a mile up the road, managing the Lickey Hills and the forests, one of them is quite knowledgeable about funghi; I did wonder if the council would need to know ~ in case it kills their trees???

11 Jan, 2012

 

yes it's worth a try, even if they just have a look to confirm it..

11 Jan, 2012

 

thank you SL

11 Jan, 2012

 

I think that these are Clouded Agaric (Clitocybe nebularis).
Thanks very much for your message. :)

11 Jan, 2012

 

Thank you Trala, does that mean they will kill other plants?

11 Jan, 2012

 

I doubt it, as I saw lots of these at RHS Wisley, and I think the experts there would have taken exterminatory measures if they were a problem. :)

12 Jan, 2012

 

oh thats reassuring, thanks trala.

12 Jan, 2012

 

They are pretty fscinating out in the wild, but hope they dont migrate into your place Sticki!

12 Jan, 2012

 

I hope so too PP

12 Jan, 2012

 

Heard on GQT today that Honey Fungus is opportunistic in attacking old plants/trees or damaged roots. In answer to a question (approximately) 'will my garden be clear after several years' the advice was 'take the chance, plant away'. If you have old trees then that could be a target but don't lose sleep it seems.

:)

14 Jan, 2012

 

Many thanks Severnside. It is several yards, maybe 50, away from the garden and there are some old trees there.

14 Jan, 2012



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