Country File: The 2011 mushroom season
Picture below was a basket picked on a short walk this morning in Hampshire. Three huge Ceps had already served six for lunch as a main course with pasta.
Posted 09 September 2011 - 21:36
Had a quick foray in Surrey this morning en route to a meeting. There really is a great variet of funghi in good condition out there - more than I have seen for years.
I picked up a giant puffball - size of a football. Ceps are appearing under Beech now - but they were very tiny. Do "go down in the woods today".
This post has been edited by Modo: 09 September 2011 - 21:39
Posted 09 September 2011 - 21:46
Posted 10 September 2011 - 16:36
These yellow ones were all over the place.
Will have to get out when the weather is better and a bit earlier in the day.
Posted 14 September 2011 - 19:41
Boletus Appendiculatus in the front verge - the big one will be huge in a few days - possibly as much as 23cm in diameter.
Also a line of Parasol's taken on Wimbledon Common on Sunday - which was surprisingly dry.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 12:42
After the rain early last week I had thought of going to make one last look for ceps under the Oak out on the Surrey heathlands. It looks like I made a mistake not doing so.
The pictures attached were taken on Saturday December 10 inside the Wisley RHS garden. In 30 years of membership I have never ever seen a bolete withinn the grounds before - the overflow car park area used to be a great spot for a massive variety of Funghi.
Also my latest ever sighting beating December 6 in 1989.
This post has been edited by Modo: 12 December 2011 - 12:43