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I've noticed some mushrooms/fungus growing in my garden, where they are currently growing is absolutely fine and to be honest they're quite nice to look at, the only worry I have is that these might spread to my strawberry patch which is very close to these things. 

  Are these things dangerous? I do not plan on eating them but I'd like to know how much caution I should hold towards them.   I can not upload pictures but the best I can do is upload a picture to instagram and give a link, please tell me if it doesn't work.    
      - thank you


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,877

    Most fungi are harmless, many are beneficial. They're not likely to be visible at strawberry time. They have a very short life above ground

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,877

    PS, if you hit return after posting a link it makes it live for everyone. Some devices don't seem to manage them otherwise

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391

    Somehow your 2nd link went to Chris's own photo Jo, so fixed it here:


    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.

    The fact that there is really no readily-available information on this fungus makes me assume that are you are in fact correct, it is harmless, obviously if it was potentially harmful there would be stern warnings; I'll keep looking as I am curious to know what it is and I would like to keep a record of fungi in the garden, so far I've observed: Bomet muchena, Coral spot fungus and varicoloured bracket.  Thank you for the responses   
  • Na!! They are not harmful!! Infact most of those saprophytes are not harmful

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