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Mark-EMark-E Pontypridd, WalesPosts: 161
edited 27 March 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 LondonPosts: 10,954
    Are the pieces completely spherical? Could it be a mould?
  • Mark-EMark-E Pontypridd, WalesPosts: 161
    Could be. It seems to have a bit of a spherical shape.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 72,085
    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 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Mark-EMark-E Pontypridd, WalesPosts: 161
    Great thanks for your help both.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,072
    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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