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Dying shrub

I wonder if anyone has come across this or any advice. One of my customers has what I think is a Japanese has been doing very well but since my last visit 2 weeks ago half of it appears to have died (see photos) some of the bottom of the plant is still ok and the back near a wall is still green. Any ideas or advice would be appreciated as never seen this before.

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How do you tackle this one folks

Been on my 1st job this morning.To mow an elderly ladies lawn with her electric Bosch mower.Her question that was bothering her was,"she had a cherry tree cut down in her flower border a few years ago,yet this time every year in her lawn are underlying shoots from the tree,"I had a look,thinking they were self seeders.but no.the grass had been treated by a well known lawn care company,so didn't want to go digging.the lawn did look well,question being,over to you,how do you tackle this?

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    Sorry it's a long post!Hi all going on from my what mulching mower thread, I'd thought I'd start a new one on what I have just bought. The sthil comes with an optional mulch kit that includes a multi purpose blade. At first I wanted a mower I could just flip a lever between collection and mulch, this narrowed my choice down to the toro recycler and honda hrx or a izy versamow. All three come with canvas bags, something I was hoping to avoid as the mower will be used, I'm sure for wet…

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Best industry T / Polo shirt

Everyone must be in summer work clothes mode by now,  and saw this t-shirt ( I think from Allen Mowers? ) - love it ! Anyone got or seen other great examples ? Lastly, what are people wearing during the hot weather - t shirts, polo shirts, shorts, lightweight long trousers, work boots ?

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This dead patch of lawn just wont reseed, the dead area seems to be getting larger  (since Feb) not smaller.Any ideas as to what may be wrong. The seed is ok, I've used premium lawn soil/compost. The client has watered the life out of it.Its a small garden in an estate house, probably built around 20 years ago. The estate used to be one larfe house and garden. Im wondering if there is a massive bit of tree decomposing undet the ground and there is some sort of fungal infestation???

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