White spindles fungus (clavaria fragilis)

White spindles fungus is a species of fungus in the Clavariaceae family. The latin name for the species is clavaria fragilis. The generic name Clavaria comes from the Latin clava, meaning a club and fragilis means fragile, so it is literally a ‘fragile club’. It is so named as it is very brittle, and the white spindles snap easily. Club fungus grows a similar… Read More »

Why does grass turn yellow in the winter?

In the UK, the winter months of December, January and February are cold and dark. There can be as little as 8 hours of daylight per day, and most of this can clouded over. Many plants hibernate through the winter because it is not worth them trying to make food. Trees drop their leaves and herbaceous plants die… Read More »

Question: Lawn repair after cows invaded garden

I received this question by email in January 2017. It is about an unusual garden invasion from cows, and if the company repairing the lawn is going about it correctly Lawn care question Hi Kris, Sorry to bother you but you appear to know about lawns! About 12 weeks ago 20 cows got into our garden and had… Read More »