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  I have found these strange blobs that look a bit like jelly on a dead wisteria branch. Some of it is translucent yellow and some almost clear. The yellow bits seem to have a small dot in the middle of each blob so my first thought was eggs of some kind. I've googled, slug, snail, wasp, hoverfly and woodlouse eggs but it doesn't look like any of them. The branch was about 5ft from the ground. The yellow blobs are quite firm to touch but the clear ones are like jelly. Does anyone know what it is?

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,055

    Yes, definitely a Jelly fungus of some kind - they only live on already dead wood and aren't pathogenic to the tree.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thank you so much, that's a relief.

  • I found exactly the same thing on a piece of rotting branch (not attached to a tree) that was under a shrub - needless to say I put it straight into my rubbish bin, my first thought - it was some sort of fungus that would damage surrounding plants, so thank you Bob for putting my mind at rest.
  • sandra fsandra f Posts: 21
    Sorry wasn't able to post a picture as photo was on my mobile.

    Does look like jelly fungus.

    Thanks to all who relied
  • sandra fsandra f Posts: 21
    Meant replied
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