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Mummified!

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Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Author:
Lazy Gardener

When is a mummy not a mummy? When it’s a daddy or a dried up piece of fruit! In this case it’s mummified fruit on a very sick nectarine tree somewhere in a backyard in Sydney. Oriental Fruit Moth, rust. Brown Rot causes the mummified fruit to stay on the tree rather than dropping. fungal. […]

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Mould with itchy feet

Posted on:
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
Author:
Chook Whisperer

Often, when people find out I’m interested in fungi, they’ll ask me to identify something weird, disgusting or horrible in their garden. If the thing in question is also described as looking like scrambled eggs or something the dog threw up, and that it seems to be moving around the yard, then I can be […]

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Oyster and shiitake mushrooms – don’t need much room!

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Friday, October 12th, 2012
Author:
Chook Whisperer

I love mushrooms; amongst my favourites are shiitake and oyster mushrooms. Their robust flavours are perfect in stir fries but work well in many other dishes too. They can be quite expensive to buy fresh, but are very easy and satisfying to grow. Your home mushroom farm needs very little space and could be set […]

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Fantastic fungi

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Author:
Chook Whisperer

If I mention the word ‘fungus’, you may picture dark, slimy toadstools amid rot and decay. But to me, the world of fungi is one of jaw-dropping beauty – of many-coloured, weirdly shaped growths of amazing variety. One of the benefits of living in a subtropical area that seems to have had more than its […]

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