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Mega mushroom unearthed in ‘Hope garden

Shani Patching discovered a hug puffball mushroom in her St Margaret’s Hope garden.

A gigantic mushroom has sprung up in a St Margaret’s Hope garden.

Dicovered by Shani Patching, the fantastic fungus is understood to be a giant puffball mushroom, measuring at over a foot across.

The foraging enthusiast was delighted to find such a tremendous specimen in her garden.

She said: “With autumn comes the broad variety of wild mushrooms and fungi. Orkney has a fantastic selection of all different kinds of mushrooms and fungi and interest in mycology is expanding.”