Mushroom bonanza. Is a transplant realistically practical?

  Aitchbee 10:45 13 Sep 11
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This morning, unexpectantly, I noticed about 20 large,white,pointed mushrooms growing across the road, on the grass verge.As I have just recovered ten big pots (with compost) from my runner-bean patch,would it be OK to dig then up (the mushrooms) and give them a different home.

  Aitchbee 11:28 13 Sep 11

Thanks fourm member.They have come up over the last 3 years (and last about a week).I think will just take some nice close-up photographs and leave them where they are.

  Quickbeam 11:40 13 Sep 11

Who'd be any the wiser if they're in a verge where a contractor just mows it all back every now and again?

I know someone with nice birch and hawthorne trees that were removed as year old seedling trees from a verge where they would have just had the grass cutter kill them.

  wiz-king 12:00 13 Sep 11

As long as you are not going to eat them!

  Aitchbee 12:05 13 Sep 11

wiz-king - if I can get a good identification from a mycology expert, they will be in my next stir-fry.(if edible)

  Aitchbee 12:31 13 Sep 11
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I just had a go at lifting a clump of 4 big mushrooms with a spade, but they are very fragile...two of them broke off ...and I was being very careful.The rest will not be touched.Thanks for your replies.

  spuds 12:47 13 Sep 11

Perhaps might be best to buy yourself a mushroom kit!.

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