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White fungus on wooden posts - help!!!

We have a mostly artificial garden with natural wooden posts around our decking. We have just had our first winter living here. We've started to clean the garden now that the weather has cleared up, but there is a LOT of white fungus growing on the wood - it's quite rubbery in texture. Can anyone advise how to get rid of it? We've been trying a fungus fighter spray but its not helping.

Any ideas?

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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,726

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    What you are seeing is just the fruiting body with the main part of the fungus (mycelium) deep within the wood, somewhere chemicals can't really get to.  This eventually happens to all wood which is in contact with the soil.  The fungus will have already weakened the sleepers and they will eventually start to fall to pieces but that could be many years away, but they will need replacing at some point as it looks like they're holding back a lot of very heavy soil.  I think all you can do without replacing them early is to scrape the fungus off with a sharp blade whenever it appears - it may be a fairly slow growing type.
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