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Mark-EMark-E Posts: 182
edited March 2021 in Wildlife gardening

Does anyone know what the orange egg looking things is in the photo below. It is in one of my sweet peas.

Thanks, Mark


  • FireFire Posts: 17,304
    Are the pieces completely spherical? Could it be a mould?
  • Mark-EMark-E Posts: 182
    Could be. It seems to have a bit of a spherical shape.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 85,975
    Yes ... it’s the fruiting body of a fungus that’s breaking down the organic matter in your compost so it can be accessed by your plants. 

    Nothing to worry about 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Mark-EMark-E Posts: 182
    Great thanks for your help both.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    You tend to see it more in fibre pots, cardboard loo roll tubes etc.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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