raised beds to avoid honey fungus?
Hi. I'm just moving into a house where the garden is pretty much a blank canvas. This was an attraction, until a neighbour told me that the gaps and dead spots in the privet hedge are due to honey fungus. I'm not panicking. Really. But I have always grown loads of soft fruit, especially blackcurrants, gooseberries and autumn raspberries, and have rooted cuttings of the first two ready to bring from my existing home. I eat fruit from the freezer pretty much every day of the year, and would sorely miss it. But everything I read tells me that soft fruit is very susceptible to honey fungus. What I'm wondering is: if I build raised beds from brick/blocks (avoiding wood because of the fungus), line the base with heavyweight weed resistant fabric, and then fill with compost, leaf mould etc - will that be sufficient to stop the fungus attacking the fruit bushes? Do any of you have any experience with this?