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Does anybody know what this is under my gravel/membrane

TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne and Wear Green Belt Posts: 836
edited 30 July in Problem solving

I moved some gravel in the back garden this morning and pulled back the membrane to see where the concrete starts and soil begins (there apparently is an area of concrete somewhere under the gravel where a greenhouse once sat) and found this....

Not sure what it is or where it's coming from.  Is it roots?  Is it fungus?

There are no plants in the garden apart from the leylandii hedge around the perimeter.

There is an old trunk in this area.......

Any help would be appreciated.


  • PianoplayerPianoplayer Posts: 489
    Definitely roots. Could be old ones from the old trunk, or live ones from the hedge. If you are planning to plant in this area, just cut them off. I get loads of roots from my hornbeam hedge, but I have cut planting spaces in them and things grow fine.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 72,139
    I agree ... tree roots of some sort.  I'd not worry about cutting them off.  They're surface 'feeder' roots rather than big roots that anchor the tree, so shouldn't affect the stability of the tree/hedge ... wherever it is.  
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne and Wear Green Belt Posts: 836
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