My Garden » miranda
Very keen gardener and run a small gardening website - www.wildchicken.com
These are comments that miranda has left on blog posts and gallery photos.
I'm interested that you had poor bean germination in the cell trays, because we did too and are also not clear as to why that happened. New seed, fresh compost, clean pots - should have been successful, but we weren't.
Ooh, you're in luck - that looks like a morel!
There is a 'false' morel but, to my eye, it doesn't look very much like the real thing at all. That's the only one that you might confuse a morel with.
Here's something to think about - where I lived before, there were woods over the road and there was one small area of woodland where morels grew. Me and a local chef were in competition for them we both kept the location a close secret. One day I saw him walking along the path from that part of the woods. He was holding a morel in his hand, at arm's length, and was gently bouncing it up and down over the side of the path, where ramsons were growing. I asked him about it and he said he was spreading the spores. A couple of years later, morels started growing in that part of woods too.
When I brought morels home and trimmed them up, I'd throw the bits onto a shady woodland bed in the garden and we had morels coming up there within a couple of years, too.
'Butter from man cows'? Ewww!
It's true, though, much education is needed - in the olden days, I worked as a dairy maid on a museum farm and at milking time, I'd hear 'Oh look, she's going to milk the bulls'. And I recall reading a while back about children not knowing that carrots grow in the ground...
Very entertaining blog!
I wonder if the weather will have reduced the rural muntjac population as well?