Fife, United Kingdom
I have found something that has garden centre experts confused. While digging in my border ( I have dug a border, about 2 spade widths and about 6 metres one way and about 3 - 4 metres the other way, with patio steps in the middle) and have planted nothing in it. Whilst digging the soil over with my spade I have found something quite hard, full of roots and bright pink in the middle. I can only presume that because it is bright pink (as shown in the photos) that it is alive. But what is it. It looks like a piece of raw meat but have found it in two places separated by about 20 feet. I have never put anything into these borders, never put fertilizer or compost, nothing. It has a rather musty smell to it, so could it be a fungus? What is confusing everyone is that it is bright pink in the middle, or even when it is broken apart slightly. When I took all the roots and soil that was around it it looks quite smooth. The soil by the way is the most extreme of softest,almost sand quality to it. I do hope you can figure this out and should \i expect any more. I live about 1000 yards from the beach and sea. I thought I should add that in case the area had anything to do with it. At least if I get an answer I can tell everyone what it is.
- 22 May, 2010