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Help - I’ve grown brown jelly!!!

Can anyone tell me what this jellyish gunge is around my plants?! There’s loads of it in one particular area. It looks like the jelly off cat food 🤢. Happy to leave it if it’s a friend of the garden but it doesn’t look it is.

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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,900
    Type of slime mould.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,596
    Just a fungus, you could dig it in the ground. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,900
    I always thought it was a type of fungus, but recently slime moulds have been removed from  that part of the plant kingdom.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,083
    Amazing organisms.
    A recent article in New Scientist provided this link to some beautiful photos of them (a lot prettier that the gunk above :))

    https://www.barrywebbimages.co.uk/Images/Macro/Slime-Moulds-Myxomycetes/
     
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Wonderful photos  @Pete.8
    Thanks for the link.That brown jelly should really be on the Nature Table :)
  • didywdidyw East SuffolkPosts: 2,080
    Wow @Pete.8 - they are amazing! I particularly like the ones encased in gold threads and the one that looks like an egg yolk dripping with the white - a sight bakers see often!
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,376
    Those photos are amazing!
    The first one looks as if they're on the way back from a successful shopping trip😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Stunning photos @Pete.8 
  • jasminewhitejasminewhite Posts: 21
    edited October 2021
    Pete.8 said:
    Amazing organisms.
    A recent article in New Scientist provided this link to some beautiful photos of them (a lot prettier that the gunk above :))

    https://www.barrywebbimages.co.uk/Images/Macro/Slime-Moulds-Myxomycetes/
     
    Yeah mine doesn’t look like that. Still it’s good to have goals 😂
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,083
    edited October 2021
    Maybe yours just needs some encouragement 🤣

    Keep an eye on it, it may just be at an early stage - the weird and wonderful fruits may follw!
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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