is this honey fungus?
Ive just been out trimming the privet hedge and there are a few bald patches, with some new growth coming up underneath. On the stems there appears to be little lumps of what would look like cigarette ash. My neighbour has said its honey fungus but when i google all i can see are pics of toadstools and i dont have any of them. The hedge if only 6 years old and up until now has been very healthy, and id hate to lose it because apparently there is no cure for honey fungus