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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 09:07 PM

www.dailymail.co.uk said:

Gardeners all around Britain are receiving a nasty surprise when the snow melts to reveal their lawns have turned pink.

Gardens from Surrey to Scotland have been ruined by snow mould in the worst outbreak of the fungal disease for more than 20 years.

The fungus naturally exists on many lawns without causing any problems.But when it is trapped under a blanket of snow, it starts to thrive in the cosy conditions.

Patches of grass rapidly die but the characteristic candy-floss pink or grey blotches only come to light when the snow melts.

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So this is why my garden is full of grey blotches!!  :(

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:32 PM

Tasty! Errrk.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 11:32 PM

well..  my garden still looks like crap (not literally).
it's certainly not pink (yet :devil:)

thats a very interesting story about the shark and how it tried to eat you, but it still doesnt answer my question.  where the hell is my sandwitch!?

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 12:54 AM

OMG Pink! whats going on

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 10:37 PM

View PostCaesar, on 18 February 2010 - 12:54 AM, said:

OMG Pink! whats going on

Lol. The article explains exactly what's going on, Mold. Bummer, you'll have to get fungicide and wait for Spring when grass seeds from other peoples' lawns sprouts on your ground. . . or buy grass seed then and plant it, if every yard gets killed like this.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 10:38 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 17 February 2010 - 09:07 PM, said:

So this is why my garden is full of grey blotches!!  :(
We had about the least snow in the UK, haven't had any since early Jan in Belfast!

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 07:46 PM

I really should go outside once in a while. :unsure:

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