At wits end, can ANYONE..help? Armillaria
When it rains, it pours.
Seems Armillaria is in most of my garden soil, all gardens. Yes, it's possible... I can't be 100% sure where all it is, I can tell you I've lost over $1000 of trees/shrubs, or will lose, when energy to remove/deal.
I called County ext. office today, was referred to master gardeners phone where I was to leave message. They'll return in a week or less... my cry, "I'm losing everything".
I was told possibly a test could be done for this, the lady didn't know, and given a number for ANALYTIC TESTING which I didn't have energy to call.
I read for 3 days all I could find on interet about this. I printed out, printed out photos, and am now... overwhelmed... so much dead... or getting there. No money, honestly, for any major thing... ie remove all sources, replace with disease free soil (how deep, so much).... Physical barrier 18: below my seperate... but the ground when the garden isn't is so compacted and horrible clay, and I can't dig...this soil I worked on for 6 years since I've been here.
The garden was so closely packed in spots with plants at one time that roots had to touch, or eventually spread in soil...
What do I do with the plants in ground I read are very susceptible to it that are in that area (I can't lose any more!...i.e chamaecyparis and so much else).
I researched things resistant, but resistant doesn't mean won't get.. and that would mean moving everything...
I don't know where to begin, gardening and my dog has been..literally..my life mostly for past 5 years as I've been homebound. Does any, please, have any suggestions? Advice? ANYTHING??