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PostPosted: 20 Jul 2010 15:15 
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Well it has pretty much rained since we got back our holidays, but today it has stopped raining for a short while. So taking full advantage of the dry weather Ella and I walked up to the town centre. On our way home - Ella crashed out in the pram, I noticed our garden. We have millions of mushrooms covering the front grass and quite a lot round the back too. I had kicked away some from the back when we came home from our holiday, but there are lots more.
They look really unsighly and I am worried about Ella picking them and eating them.
Has anyone any ideas how Ican get rid of them forever??? No other garden appears to have them and my front is much worse than the back which has the newer turf on it.
I do NOT have green fingers at all, so really the simplest garden is best for me so really would appreciate any suggestions anyone has on this
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PostPosted: 20 Jul 2010 20:38 
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oh heck! Must be scary with Ella around... I would go to ur local B&Q or any garden centre and ask there. There must be some kind of powder or pellets or something that will kill them forever! You will probably have to stay out of ur garden for a while though so Ella doesnt eat any of the powder/pellets etc! Good luck!


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PostPosted: 20 Jul 2010 20:50 
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hope you find something x

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 Post subject: Re: Mushrooms
PostPosted: 20 Jul 2010 21:40 
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Spoke to my green fingered dad tonight. Apparently if they cut by the lawn mower they will grow even more and spread :shock: Also there is no apparent way to getting rid of them forever - just have to pull them out when they appear and hope for the best.
Grrrrrrrrrrr I could be lifting mushrooms out of my garden for the rest of my life :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Mushrooms
PostPosted: 20 Jul 2010 21:48 
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I'm officially sad! I get excited by new leaf tea, I sewed the strap on a chemise back on yesterday, and now I'm looking at gardening websites...............for YOU FI! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Anyway, I've had a look at a few sites, and it seems that the only real solution to permanent removal is to remove the soil of any food source that is feeding the mushrooms. Apparently, the bigger the mushrooms are, the richer in food your garden is. Here's the link for you to take a peak at: http ://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about434.html

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 Post subject: Re: Mushrooms
PostPosted: 20 Jul 2010 22:12 
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Thank you Sel. Like to bring some excitment to your life hehehehehhe
Just had the turf laid when we moved in - and cant afford to lift it and then relay it just now. Argh - oh well will have to just pick them out for the time being and save lots of pennies to have the garden re-done again.
Also wonder why there is an abundance of food for them in my garden but none of the other houses. The site we are built on was a high school until about 3 years ago - in fact our house was built on the Techy department - no trees in sight and same would prob go for mulch. Also we dont have any dogs so no pet waste to be polite hehehehe. Unless people are walking their dogs past my house and letting them use my garden as a toilet - in which case am NOT amused but wouldn't explain the back garden.
Oh well - hope it is dry tomorrow so can at least get them lifted just now.
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Sounds like the turf you laid was a good source for mushrooms. We've came back to a few in the back garden, but not many. Damn rain!

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I seen one mushroom growing at my clothes line the other day. I must pull it out now - today - in case next time I look there will be loads.
I hope you get your problem sorted.


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PostPosted: 21 Jul 2010 22:42 
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fiffes wrote:
Thank you Sel. Like to bring some excitment to your life hehehehehhe
Just had the turf laid when we moved in - and cant afford to lift it and then relay it just now. Argh - oh well will have to just pick them out for the time being and save lots of pennies to have the garden re-done again.
Also wonder why there is an abundance of food for them in my garden but none of the other houses. The site we are built on was a high school until about 3 years ago - in fact our house was built on the Techy department - no trees in sight and same would prob go for mulch. Also we dont have any dogs so no pet waste to be polite hehehehe. Unless people are walking their dogs past my house and letting them use my garden as a toilet - in which case am NOT amused but wouldn't explain the back garden.
Oh well - hope it is dry tomorrow so can at least get them lifted just now.
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Shame! It could be the new turf you have had laid that is a rich food source for mushrooms. It would explain why you are the only ones with the problem and no one else.

Happy picking! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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hasn't stopped raining long enough yet for me to go out and pick them. :(

Mum said yesterday shame they weren't edible - would save a fortune at supermarkets (well I would if I ate them or I could set up a wee stall selling them) :lol: :lol: :lol:
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