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Fungal growth in my bluebell bed
 

Fungal growth in my bluebell bed

I recently noticed a white fungal growth on my bluebells, wall and tree trunk in a bluebell bed. It looks like polystyrene beads but when touched it turns to a watery substance. I noticed yesterday that it seems to have consolidated and when the skin was broken it looked like dog sick. What is it and how do I get rid of it? Zebedee, Ennis, Co Clare Posted: 22/01/2017

The 'fungus' is a slime mould in a reproductive phase. It is harmless and will soon melt away. A curiosity of nature, an ancient organism, no longer classed as a fungus, but fungus-like.

 

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