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Lawn discoloured by...spoon?!

So I followed the advice of Sir David and put some sugar water out for bees on a spoon (didn't want to drown them), but now my lawn has a perfect circle of (seemingly) dead grass about a foot in diameter around the spoon. Can anyone explain what has done this? Google has no answer!!!


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,316
    Uri Geller might know.😊
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Jessica32Jessica32 Posts: 7
  • FireFire Posts: 17,352
  • glasgowdanglasgowdan Posts: 632
    Heat. The spoon in the sun was hot enough to cook the grass
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,850
    Hi Jessica. It could be a fungus growing underneath your turf. This tends to grow outwards in a circular fashion - think fairy rings. In the Autumn look out for little toadstools which are the fruiting bodies of these fungal types.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Jessica32Jessica32 Posts: 7
    It was overnight, but I suppose it has been mega hot even in the early morning. Fixable?!
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,300
    I'd check that the idea of leaving sugar water out for bees (as opposed to reviving a bee with sugar water) actually came from Sir D. This info is circulating widely through the great followers of anything they read on social media etc but the more knowledgeable are saying it's bad idea and not what he said at all

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,994
    Seems to be a bad idea. Bees feed on honey, not sugar.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • FireFire Posts: 17,352
    But a very bad idea to leave honey out for them, apparently.
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