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Anybody care to diagnose my fungus problem?

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NotAnotherNewNappy Tue 16-Apr-13 20:52:40

Most of the shrubs in our new garden seem to have something nasty looking growing on them. I've put a photo of it on my profile, in case any of you can tell me what it is and what I should d about it?


LadyMud Wed 17-Apr-13 09:53:59

Sorry, NANN, but I can't see the nasty stuff properly in your photo. Any chance of a close-up?

GrendelsMum Fri 19-Apr-13 11:04:52

I can't see the photo either, but I wonder whether it's a lovely lichen rather than a fungus problem? People do confuse the two, but a lichen's a harmless symbiotic relationship between a fungus and an algae that have teamed up to survive in extreme environments.

If so, it's a good sign for your air quality, as they don't like air pollution.

Here's the Natural History Museum's lichen info page

And here's their ID guide

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