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Jelly fungi

Hi all
I mulched my new herbaceous borders with Strulch last November (a neutral, sterilised straw mulch). Numerous clumps of jelly like/ear like fungi now popping up. Not seen last year before the mulching.
I want to remove as they are unsightly.
Any experience and advice welcome, please!

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,878
    they won't hang around long, all part of the straw breaking down process
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,876
    They'll disappear as quickly as they arrived.
    As nut says - it's all part of the process of decay.

    I often get some weird and wonderful fungi popping up when I've manured. For the brief period they appear I'm fascinated by them.
    Fair to say some are prettier than others though
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  • EnnylEnnyl Posts: 24
    Thanks - I'll sit back and watch then (although a couple might get pulled out as right at the front of the border) - I take it that they'll be alright in the compost bin?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,298
    edited April 2019
    They’ll be fine I n the compost bin ... there should already be plenty of fungi in there helping  to break the stuff down. 
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  • EnnylEnnyl Posts: 24
    Thanks all
  • EnnylEnnyl Posts: 24
    And 3 weeks later - all gone - thanks for the advice nutcutlet and Pete.8
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