Ask a Question forum: White mold/mildew in dry shady soil

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annef
Oct 25, 2016 1:34 AM CST
I have white powdery substance with stringy fibres in soil in a very dry shady spot underneath Cherry Laurel trees. It is spreading and nothing will grow where it has established itself(apart from the Cherry laurels already in situ. New/young transplanted cherry laurels will not grow but shrivel and dry out). When it rains heavily mushrooms grow.
I live in the West Midlands in Britain and all advice I have found refers to damp mould and treatment by drying out the soil. My soil is bone dry so drying out is pointless.
Can anyone advise how to rid myself of this substance before it kills all my plants?
Name: Sue
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sooby
Oct 25, 2016 10:54 AM CST
Welcome! It's difficult to say whether the plants won't grow there because of conditions that also favour the mould or whether it is the mould that is causing the problem. What do the stringy fibres look like, are they black? Can you possibly post a picture of the problem? Also a picture of the mushrooms may help.

annef
Oct 26, 2016 4:08 AM CST
sooby said: Welcome! It's difficult to say whether the plants won't grow there because of conditions that also favour the mould or whether it is the mould that is causing the problem. What do the stringy fibres look like, are they black? Can you possibly post a picture of the problem? Also a picture of the mushrooms may help.



annef
Oct 26, 2016 4:10 AM CST
Thanks for response.....Threads are white...will post picture later. Many Thanks

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