Advice urgently needed about unknown mushrooms

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  1. Black Orchid

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    Sorry I have failed to upload new pictures.
     
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    At last I have managed to upload more pictures of my 'mushrooms' but I don't think they look like honey fungi.
     
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    And now some pictures of a different type of 'mushrooms' from my garden.20180830_131834-1.jpg20180830_131858-1.jpg20180830_131847-1.jpg
     
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      Hi @Black Orchid , cheers from another Northener who spent the childhood gathering edible mushrooms- much less fun than blueberry picking where you can at least have a break to eat half of your harvest :biggrin:

      I also just had an unexpected invasion of fungi very much like your thin stemmed ones, all over the place. They invaded even the dryish succulent container. Now they are mostly gone.

      I guess that after the dry summer the weather conditions just happened to be suitable for any spores to fly and any shrivelled underground bits to flourish in an attempt to keep the colonies alive.

      Have warm, moist, organic matter and pfuff... you'll have fungi. :dunno:

      As long as the presence of fungi doesn't indicate a problem (you wouldn't like to see that your floor boards are an ideal place for mushroom cultivation...), they don't seem to be a problem. They come and go. If the plants are happy, just let them be.

      Apparently there are some troublesome ones, like the lawn fungus. But again, they are just there to show that the conditions are better for the fungi than for the grass.

      I'd just leave them there. Unless of course you have the ones which explode into a magnificent grey cloud when you poke them (brilliant fun :snorky:).
       
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        Thank you Selleri for your comments. The more I take care of my plants and my garden the more problems I have :sad:.
        Sawflies on roses, red lily bugs, meldew and now mushrooms! :hapfeet:
        And not all plants which are supposed to flower have flowered. :nonofinger:.
        Only weeds grow like mad!:ouch1:
         
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        Sometimes we give them too much attention and worry too much, these days due to creaky joints and various other ailments I give less attention and most things thrive.
         
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          You just notice them more when you have an interest I think :)

          An uninterested gardener would buy a plant and give up if it fails to perform and chuck it in the bin. An interested gardener would google and post questions here and have sleepless nights over mildew on Dahlias... that's the fun of becoming addicted :biggrin: (And compared with some other hobbies I can think of, much cheaper and more rewarding. :) )

          Go for the easy, reliable stuff for a good backbone of a beautiful garden, and start trialling the more challenging/ interesting bits on top of that.

          My new border this year is a mishmash of things I had in containers just to fill it up while I plan, but the best feature are definitely the seed-grown Cosmos. Stunning, now shoulder high, have been flowering since June. 25p bag of seeds bought as an afterthought in Aldi :)
           
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