Friday, 20 March 2015

Strange Growths In The Garden

After the rain the other week I noticed that we had some unusual fungis coming up in the mulch.

With Hubby being an Arborist we use tree mulch on the non - veggie gardens and we often have unusual looking fungi growing.
This is a new one that I have not seen before and I was quite intrigued by the make up with what appeared to be a glossy sticky top and a fine net like wrap around the trunk.
Hubby was also amused by the fact it was quite phallic looking.
The netting was very delicate and when I tried to touch it it broke so I stopped touching after that especially since I was unsure if it was toxic.










Have you had anything strange or unusual appear in you garden before?

10 comments:

  1. Yes that is an interesting looking object and I would have to agree with your husband on it's description/shape. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

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    1. Nature produces some amazing things doesn't it.

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  2. You knew that you were going to get lots of comments with regards to its appearance, didnt you? Good Grief, my hubby almost jumped across the bed to see what it was i was looking at. Mother Nature is a mad scientist.

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    1. Yes Lynda but I think it would have been worse if I used the title 'I grew a Penis' or 'A phallus in the garden' I am sure I would have ended up with a lot more views, maybe I should change the title?

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  3. Haha nature has a great sense on humor. I have not had anything that interesting pop up in my garden. Clare

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  4. I did a quick Google search and it looks like it is a Stinkhorn fungi http://www.photographsofaustralia.com/other_images/pages/Fungus_Phallus_multicolor_MG_3843.htm.

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    1. So it not only looks funny but its name will send you into a fit of giggles. Bonus

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    2. Yes Jan that is what it is and it does have a smell but it is away from thee house so not an issue. Great name though thanks Jan

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  5. I've had those grow in my garden as well, and they can get really smelly...they are very unusual...

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