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The alternative is to treat the lawn in late summer with Provado Lawn Grub Killer - you'll find it in your local garden centre.
That's definitely a sucker. I'd be cautious about using a stump killer - that would probably affect the tree. Instead, expose the base of the shoot and cut it off as flat as you can to the root, or rip it off - that might be enough to stop it sprouting again.
They will also tolerate less sunny positions as long as they get a few hours' sunshine a day - mine has a north-westerly aspect.
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It sounds like you have an insect infestation of some sort. Have a good look at the underside of the leaves with a magnifying glass - it may be scale insect, small white or brown limpet-like creatures. If there are only a small number you can wipe them off; larger infestations can be treated with Provado Ultimate Bug Killer.
There should be a link within the email - copy and paste that into your address bar and that should take you to the thread.
Drought is a possibility, although fancy tulips often don't last more than a year or two before disappearing.
Frank, do you think you could keep your showers up there? I got drenched coming home at lunchtime.
And now, of course, the sun is shining...
You really need to move it away from the heater.
If you can't, you can try sitting it, in its base, on a large tray of damp pebbles.
They won't re-grow from any bits of roots left, if that's what you mean. A lot of their roots are near-surface, but they do spread quite far - if they are really large you might find it hard work.