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enter image description hereNearly retired professional gardener/horticulturalist, working principally in ornamental gardening, UK pests/diseases knowledge.


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revised What is this dead light brown patch on my lawn, and how do I get rid of it?
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comment Redwood planter - Should I treat it and how?
@Matteo - yes, in answer to your comment, I do believe it will last for years, and J. Musser's comment confirms that opinion. Pity you're not in the UK, I'd ask you to build me one, its so attractive.
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comment What is this dead light brown patch on my lawn, and how do I get rid of it?
@Bungle - see updated answer
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revised What is this dead light brown patch on my lawn, and how do I get rid of it?
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answered Redwood planter - Should I treat it and how?
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answered What is this dead light brown patch on my lawn, and how do I get rid of it?
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comment Bugs eating my yellow bell pepper
What part of the world are you in? How long have you had the plant - photos of the overall plant, showing pot, would be useful too.
Aug
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comment Rotten Rain drain grate
Photo would be useful, but are you talking about an ACO type rain drain? Where there's a grid on top and a channel (these days, plastic) beneath?
Aug
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revised Can anyone identify this seed/fruit and what tree it has come from?
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revised What is this bug and how do I keep it from eating my plants' leaves?
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comment What is this bug and how do I keep it from eating my plants' leaves?
@J.Musser blimey, herbicide, of course I meant pesticide. I shall alter that, must have been on automatic pilot when I typed it. Not sure if its necessary or not to use pesticide, depends if its eating too much of the plant. By the way, I only have a dumbphone and a tablet, no smartphone.
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comment What is this bug and how do I keep it from eating my plants' leaves?
@J.Musser I could see most of it (on my desktop) but couldn't quite distinguish between the greens for overall body shape - don't forget, my eyes are a lot older than yours!
Aug
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comment Can anyone identify this seed/fruit and what tree it has come from?
@ondoteam - well of course I know it was a joke, and it made me smile, and a pretty good description of what it looks like - but wouldn't it be much more interesting if it wasn't something as ordinary as a cone. I like your 'joke' better than the reality, that's all... I wasn't knocking your remark.
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answered Can anyone identify this seed/fruit and what tree it has come from?
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comment Identify this grass and provide hints on removal
Please clarify if you're speaking of the green growth, or some other part in the pictures. When you say 'lawn', what type of grass is used commonly in Sydney to make a lawn with? (I'm in the UK and what we use here might not be the same), for instance, do you use turf/sods, or something like Bermuda grass? How big is the area of grass?
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answered What is this bug and how do I keep it from eating my plants' leaves?
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revised Any suggestions on how to control clover and grass in a flowerbed?
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revised Any suggestions on how to control clover and grass in a flowerbed?
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