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You need to make sure you don't risk damaging the tree roots by planting anything near them.
Also what kind of soil do you have?
It looks like a semperviven (house leek)
What do you mean by 'tickle over'?
Have you tried growing in John Innes seed compost? It is soil based.
You only need to worry about cabbage white butterflies laying eggs on brassicas!
I think you need to wash it off with a sponge
Montana's grow much more than 10ft. You could plant shorter growing clematis at either end of the wall so you have two different flowers. They will grow upwards unless you train them horizontally
Don't forget to check for them on your fritillaria. With the mild winter they will have overwintered very well and this warm weather will have brought them out.