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mushroom in my flowerbed

I have a few small brown mishrooms growing in the flowerbed. is this good or bad. leave them or remove or hoe into topsoil. Thanks for your comments. (ps. finally some nice weather, enjoy everyone!)


  • m0rcem0rce Posts: 21
    Sorry for bad grammar and spelling. typing on my phone and suffer from sausage fingers....
  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    If it is just a few nothing much to worry about-have you added anything in the way of compost this year?-

    Just pick them off rather than hoeing them in-they are just feeding of decaying matter in the soil.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,861

    It's the warm damp weather, we've already had two 'flushes' of Blushers under the trees in our garden, much earlier than we would usually see them.

     I would just leave them and enjoy them as part of the wonderful variety that Nature shows us - there may have been a little spent mushroom compost used there at sometime, or they may be 'wild' fungi but they're unlikely to do any harm to your flowers.  In any case, the mushrooms are merely the fruiting body of a much larger 'plant' which is the mycelium growing underground.

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

  • m0rcem0rce Posts: 21
    There is only six. a patch of four and another two a little further on. they arent to close to any flowers and i think they look nice. if they arent any danger to the flowerbed id like to leave them.
  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    They're fine, just enjoy them. The vast majority of fungi are completely harmless to plants, simply feeding off dead material as Geoff said.

  • m0rcem0rce Posts: 21
    Cool, thanks all.
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