Dawn Holloway, who is as versatile in the garden as she is sitting in front of the desktop, would like to bring the readers' attention to a mushroom that has taken up residence in our back garden in not-so-rural Alvechurch, Worcestershire.
Is it a highly edible member of the Morel family, which grows in early spring - generally on wasteland, gardens, along roadsides and in woodland glades that are typically not overgrown - and can be identified by its dark, black ridges, which run vertically on the cap. The cap is often pointed, and its cap is cell-like. The cap can also be described as 'honeycomb'; the flesh is white and cream.
Dawn wonders if our illustrious publisher and now firm friend - Jon Downes - could confirm that this is an edible mushroom. If so, we look forward to adding this little morsel onto our toast, or maybe in a nice omelette, accompanied by a dash of red wine!
Sadly the best laid plans of mice, men, and plants came to nothing. A look at the mushroom revealed it had been partially consumed; one of the offenders is shown caught in the act!
This is our somewhat laid-back blog today...meantime Dawn is busy proof-reading the manuscript for Volume 3 of Haunted Skies, which has started to shape up nicely.
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