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By Ravenmn

United Kingdom Gb

hi i recently put a lot of hard work into what was once an established garden that had been neglected for many years. it had become over run with weeds, and dead plants/flowers, after turning the soil over, digging about a foot down and doing it as precise as possible(its a clay based soil) and re-seeding and putting bedding plants in (marigolds) that are mainly doing really well, these brown(some with yellowy/whitish spots) hard mushroom things are now growing in the soil near the flowers and growing seedlings and some are on the grassy area... i also noticed on the inside there a pure white and had lots of worms around the underside!! i really dont know what they are or how to get rid of them. i live in the uk and have never seen them before but then im not a master gardener as this is my first attemt at gardening but still learning. help please as i have cats and dont want them getting poisioned or getting sick if they decide to have a nibble lol



Hi Guest, I don't know what to make of your description - a picture's worth a thousand words, especially when trying to make a diagnosis of a problem. Why not join GoY - it's free and you don't get pestered with any spam. Then you could post a pic or two and have a proper conversation with the really helpful people on here. You say you're just starting out - here you'll find expert amateur gardeners who are willing to share their knowledge.

Sorry I don't recognise your wormy toadstools, but someone might.

4 Aug, 2010


Hi Ravenmn and welcome to GoY. Your cats are far to intelligent to eat fungi so don't worry on that count. It is possible your good serious digging has disturbed the spores or they could have come in with bought in compost. Either pull them up and bin or leave them to die back naturally.

4 Aug, 2010


Great Ravenmn, you've joined! Welcome from me too.

4 Aug, 2010


Welcome and do please post a photo of the fungi. Trying to identify strange mushrooms is one of my favourite hobbies :-) And this is a fantastic site for friendly help on all aspects of gardening.

(Yippee - mushroom season just starting in the Czech Republic- chanterelles and ceps (penny buns) here I come!)

4 Aug, 2010

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