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  Topic: First salad of the year
Wingy

Replies: 20
Views: 9604
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 08, 12 12:13 am   Subject: Re: First salad of the year
Anybody else growing winter veg under-cover?

Well if you count an elderly Nero di Tosca Kale that's been sprouting and resprouting limbs all over itself for the past 3 years and a positively ancien ...
  Topic: Badly made frame or rib basket.
Wingy

Replies: 19
Views: 10532
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Dec 27, 10 4:23 am   Subject: Badly made frame or rib basket.
Great start on something that's so addictive and such fun to do. Lovely baskets, Tav!

I went on a local Beginners Basketry weekend course some years ago, taught by Jane Wilkinson, and was totall ...
  Topic: I've got a loverly bunch of...
Wingy

Replies: 27
Views: 13579
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 09 11:22 pm   Subject: I've got a loverly bunch of...
Ooo... more field blewits. Brilliant!

I was just Googling Hygrocybes - any idea which one?
  Topic: I've got a loverly bunch of...
Wingy

Replies: 27
Views: 13579
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 09 11:16 pm   Subject: I've got a loverly bunch of...
That's it, I'm done. I am mushroomed out. All of these are growing in my garden. No sign this year of the slime mould I posted a couple (?) of years ago.

Thanks to all who have helped so far. I ...
  Topic: I've got a loverly bunch of...
Wingy

Replies: 27
Views: 13579
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 09 11:14 pm   Subject: I've got a loverly bunch of...
And finally:

http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo107/chickenwingstoo/Nos160.jpg

http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo107/chickenwingstoo/Nos161.jpg

http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo107/c ...
  Topic: I've got a loverly bunch of...
Wingy

Replies: 27
Views: 13579
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 09 10:54 pm   Subject: I've got a loverly bunch of...
Almost done. Now these were a lovely surprise to find - loads of them growing in amongst the nettle patch beside a hedge of Hawthorn and Blackthorn. They're quite large, average size of cap ...
  Topic: I've got a loverly bunch of...
Wingy

Replies: 27
Views: 13579
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 09 10:45 pm   Subject: I've got a loverly bunch of...
Next are these, growing alongside Alders and Willows, in the leaf litter. Caps are 2" - 3" in dia, one or two slightly larger than that.

http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo107/chickenwingstoo/No ...
  Topic: I've got a loverly bunch of...
Wingy

Replies: 27
Views: 13579
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 09 10:25 pm   Subject: I've got a loverly bunch of...
These are teensy weensy and grow right beside the bluey ones. I tried picking one up to photograph it on its side but it disintegrated in my fingers. They're quite delicate. Pretty though.

http:/ ...
  Topic: I've got a loverly bunch of...
Wingy

Replies: 27
Views: 13579
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 09 10:19 pm   Subject: I've got a loverly bunch of...
These next bluey-browny ones grow underneath a Scots Pine. They're about 2" tall, caps 1" in dia:

http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo107/chickenwingstoo/Nos280-1.jpg

http://i366.photobucket. ...
  Topic: I've got a loverly bunch of...
Wingy

Replies: 27
Views: 13579
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 09 9:57 pm   Subject: I've got a loverly bunch of...
the yellowi orange gills slimy top one looks like Hygrophorus hypothejus

Thanks Bubble. I've just Googled that and yes it does... I see it's also known as Herald of Winter. Nice.
  Topic: I've got a loverly bunch of...
Wingy

Replies: 27
Views: 13579
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 09 9:42 pm   Subject: I've got a loverly bunch of...
Now these next photos are of the same mushroom, the first two taken yesterday in the sunlight, and the latter ones taken today just after rain. It's about 5" tall, very firm and beefy, and grows unde ...
  Topic: I've got a loverly bunch of...
Wingy

Replies: 27
Views: 13579
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 09 8:19 pm   Subject: I've got a loverly bunch of...
Now these little red ones are absolutely gorgeous. I think they're Orange-Red Wax Caps..?

They grow in the grass between a Rowan and Hazel. They are 2-3" tall, caps are 1" in dia, they're firm ...
  Topic: I've got a loverly bunch of...
Wingy

Replies: 27
Views: 13579
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 09 7:32 pm   Subject: I've got a loverly bunch of...
These are growing in the grass... teeny weeny little things, very delicate, gorgeous white gills:

http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo107/chickenwingstoo/Nos217.jpg

http://i366.photobucket.com/ ...
  Topic: I've got a loverly bunch of...
Wingy

Replies: 27
Views: 13579
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 09 7:25 pm   Subject: I've got a loverly bunch of...
I think these belong with the other yellow ones but were lying in an area by themselves, still around the Scots Pines. 2" cap and solid to feel:

http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo107/chickenwin ...
  Topic: I've got a loverly bunch of...
Wingy

Replies: 27
Views: 13579
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 09 7:20 pm   Subject: I've got a loverly bunch of...
Also growing with the previous ones around the Scots Pines but in their own 'patch' are these:

http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo107/chickenwingstoo/Nos211.jpg

Very firm and beefy; cap size a ...
 
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