HELP! Mature garden devastation. Phytophthora, fungus?
something is reaping havoc - big trees, plants, bushes dead. I think after this and googling, I now have honey fungus (growing out of a dead tree!) and also maybe phytophthora.
I have had bushes plants and trees (some 40 feet tall) die back over the last 2-3 years. Maybe 20 or more so far...... It seems to be gaining momentum as what ever this is, reaping havoc across my garden, relentless. My garden is 20 metres by 20 metres and it seems to be everywhere.
It is a mature garden that i inherited when bought the house....it was lovely, varied with some amazing specimens....also expensive!! slowly now being devastated. What do I do, I can see it killing off more wilting every week. Currently its now taking down a 40 foot pine needle tree. Last month a 40 foot wall paper tree fell over (with a ruined root system - white rotted) and crashed into my glass conservatory. There seems to be no pattern on survivors yet....the only thing that died and is trying to revive, is a small palm.