Massive mushroom found in Suffolk garden

A GIANT mushroom has been found growing in a Suffolk garden and the hunt is now on to identify the mystery fungi.

James Mortlock

A GIANT mushroom has been found growing in a Suffolk garden and the hunt is now on to identify the mystery fungi.

Nature lover Celia Simms, whose husband, Peter, first noticed the huge mushroom at the weekend, is now appealing for anyone who knows more about the specimen - which measures two to three feet in diameter - to get in touch with her.

Mrs Simms, of Langham, near Bury, said: “It is against a tree. I know a little about mushrooms and I think it might be a bracken mushroom, which is edible and often has three or four layers.


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“I peeled a tiny bit from the edge as I read that if a mushroom peels okay, then it is edible. I imagine it would be quite woody to eat. I would love to try a bit but I don't want to break it just yet.

“When I saw how big it was, it gave me goosebumps. We have had two or three mushrooms against the tree but I have never seen anything like this before. I think my garden was once a meadow as it has always been a bit wild. But this is a mystery and it is really fascinating.”

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Anyone who can help Mrs Simms correctly identify her mushroom should call her on 01359 259388.

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