Like Fairygirl I don't have H. obsidian either but I do have lots heucheras and all my dark leaved ones have done well in shade. In fact, the only ones that didn't do well were planted in full sun which is why I moved them. Fairy: I use other heucheras (yellow and lime green) to set off the dark ones. Citronelle and Key Lime Pie almost glow in the dark!
Well done Laura, you've turned an awkward area you couldn't really use for anything into a lovely new place with lots of possibilities! Looks great even before you've planted it up.
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Same time 8.30pm next Wednesday too!
I just remembered Monty mentioning it's on today instead of Friday!
Looks like leaf miners Berkley although check for small caterpillars - there seem to be a lot about affecting erysimums this year. Not much you can do other than cut back , scrape a layer of soil from beneath them (to remove any leaf miner pupae which drop once they have eaten their fill) and replace with a bit of compost etc and give them a feed. Leaf miner damage looks bad but doesn't cause lasting effects.
Most fungi are specific to a host plant so it's unlikely to affect anything else. Good luck and I hope it picks up soon. A decent bit of sun is what it (and everything else!) needs.
What is the diameter of the stump? If more than (say) 8 inches then a stump grinder is the best option as nut mentioned (smaller than that and you should be able to dig it out with a fair amount of hard work.) You can hire stump grinders but they are very dangerous to operate so would recommend you get a professional to grind it out for you. If you Google 'stump removal' and your town/city name, you should easily find someone close.
Lots of other plants originating from South Africa are also suffering Lynn although that's no consolation I know.
nutcutlet says:could well be a thuja, I don't know many conifers. Could be something that we don't see in the uk.You'd need something tight growing to cloud prune like that. I wonder how they trim the top bitsSee original post
could well be a thuja, I don't know many conifers. Could be something that we don't see in the uk.
You'd need something tight growing to cloud prune like that. I wonder how they trim the top bits
Very carefully I would think nut!
Probably slugs or snails (you are right in that they don't often leave visible trails) but it could also be woodpigeons if you have any of those around. If pigeons, netting is the only protection which will actually work.