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honey fungus

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 11:50

To add further to my previous post, when I discovered I was loosing my privet hedge to HF I did some research and learnt that HF lives on dead tree stumps/roots and certain plants are more prone to it than others. Cherry trees are very vulnerable to HF. 

I was sad to learn this because I had a lovely cherry tre in my garden, quite close to the privet hedge

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/0042.jpg

 

I noticed this tree was decaying in places and suspected this was the cause of the privet dying. I made the brave decision to remove the tree before I lost my hedge, this is how it looked after the mini digger had gone to work..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/garden2.jpg

 Heres some photos of the decaying parts of the cherry tree..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/008.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/002.jpg

 

After removing the cherry tree, a couple of dead stumps nearby and digging out and replacing the affected sections of privet hedge, my hedge is now doing very well. But I still miss that lovely cherry tree.

 

Honey fungus

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 14:45

HF can survive on dead tree stumps and roots. I recently lost a privet hedge to HF  and decided to dig it out completely, including chasing all the roots out. I did the same with a lovely cherry tree, which I think was the cause of the HF. I had to hire a mini digger to get the tree rootball out.

Its possible that your HF has spread to your willow from elsewhere. Do you have any dead trees/stumps in your garden, or neighbours garden? Your tree roots might go on forever, but I would avise you dig as much of the stump & rootball up as possible.

When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 00:00

Dont forget to apply the solution to 2 or 3 healthy looking stems to the side of the affected stems, as they may well be in the early stages of suffering even if they look healthy.

When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 21:28

This is it...

http://www.armillatox.co.uk

When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 21:27

This is how mine was looking...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/002-1.jpg

 It was dying from the far end, and it was spreading along the hedge each year. There is a product called Armillatox that you can pour onto the hedge that kills the HF, but its now been banned. But the manufacturers have renamed it and called it a path/garden cleaner instead. But im unsure of its new name.

http://www.landscapejuice.com/2008/11/treating-honey.html

When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 21:10

Have any of the leaves turned black/brown? My privet suffered from honey fungus and I had to dig out the hedge, as well as a section of healthy hedge, and I also dug out and threw away all the soil. It was a 2 day job!

I didnt see any bootlaces either, but all the other sympotms were there. HF can spread from dead tree stumps or decaying cherry trees. I had both!

I replaced with privet from elsewhere in the garden and fortunately all now seems well.

Edging for beds

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 21:03

http://www.thelawnshop.co.uk/shopping/images/EverEdge%20-%20Colours.jpg

 

Edging for beds

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 21:03

Has the editing feature been removed from this forum? Ive just tried to edit my post above but cant seem to do do. Anyway, heres a photo of Everedge product which can be used in curves...

http://www.thelawnshop.co.uk/shopping/images/EverEdge%20-%20Colours.jpg

Edging for beds

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 21:00

I intend to use some of this edging when I do my garden makeover...

https://www.everedge.co.uk/Scripts/everedge/default.asp

Bird food

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 20:56

Like this one..

http://www.birdfood.co.uk/multimedia/image/l/98225.jpg

 

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