Jelly

I have areas of the garden covered with a jelly like substance.  It is almost like frog spawn but without the eyes.  It is brown/green in colour.

It seems to appears most on ground that has not be dug or concrete.

What is it and how do I get rid of it?

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  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    It may be slime mould. If it is, dryer weathe will get rid of it for you. Breaking up the ground surface will also make it less widespread.

  • jonnybabesjonnybabes Posts: 2

    Thanks.  I have been told it could be a fungus which comes from moss spores.

  • Moonlit HareMoonlit Hare Posts: 153

    you don't live near the sea do you?

    The much beloved brings me seaweed sometimes from his fishing trips to put on the soil. I was wondering if you might have birds collectiong seaweed and stashing it in your garden... or it might even be weed from a pond nearby, from the photos it does look a bit weedy

  • Chris 7Chris 7 Posts: 102

    I get that stuff on my tarmac !   As a previous contributor said its slime mould and disappears in drier weather.

     

    Chris

  • i've got the same in my garden anyone got a name for it?

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,727

    It's a slime mould, as indicated earlier in the thread. Common at this time of year, but harmless. image

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 5,172

    http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/slimy-fungus-on-gravel/5082-6.html#latest

    Join the club.

    As you can see it's an on going thing and the chief suspect is Glyphosphate. Mine is back with a vengence having sprayed for the first time in two years! image

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