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Help please - white fungus

Have got while fungus all over my bricked driveway, it is very unsightly. Its like white circles, have tried raw domestos and it wont even move it. Tried weedkiller but nothing seems to touch it. Can anyone help with suggestions


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,312
    are you sure it's not the salts that sometimes come out of bricks? Have a look at efflorescence

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I am sure, its definitely not that, its the same that also grows on walls, etc. Have taken a wire brush to it and that takes it off but would take me from now until 2022 to do it all as theres so much!!
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,218
    Could you post a photo on here?  That would help us identify the problem, perhaps.
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,943
    Is it a lichen of some kind?
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,168
    Without a photo it’s hard to be certain, but have a look at lichens and liverworts

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Thanks, dont think its those either. Dont think i can post a photo on here but have changed my profile photo to show what i mean.
  • sory just found out how to post a photo!!
  • Looking at the photo's I'd say lichen - you have at least two kinds, one of which is white. If so, best learn to love them as removal is more effort than it is worth and only temporary.  Some info. here:
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thanks BobTheGardener, that website was helpful, just a shame they are not easy to get rid of as the driveway is starting to look unsightly
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,168
    Yes lichen ... and the good news is that it’s indicative of good air quality

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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