Oh dear...Sounds like Viburnum beetle. See...
Yes! Can seed around.
Lunaria annua... common name Honesty. See..
Is the stem round, cylindrical rather than flat ...as in a blade of grass?
It looks like a rush... possibly Juncus effusus.
These links will help.
Look at the colour of the pollen...Quote...
The easiest way to tell the difference between native and non-native bluebells is to look at the colour of the pollen.
If it is creamy-white then the bluebell is a native. If it is any other colour, such as pale green or blue, then it is definitely not native.
When the pollen is shed, the empty anther can be a pale cream colour, so make sure you look at the most recently opened flowers at the top of the spike, to find the true colour of the pollen."
There are 3 "bluebells" now in cultivation.
1. Hyacinthoides non scripta. The true English wild bluebell.
2. Hyacinthoides hispanica. The Spanish bluebell....
3. Hyacinthoides x massartiana. This is a hybrid between the 2 others.
Oxalis tetraphylla "Iron Cross".?
Bridget this will help...
This link may help..
"Propagation Methods:From seed; sow indoors before last frostFrom seed; direct sow after last frostFrom seed; germinate in a damp paper towelScarify seed before sowing"
Now is not the right time.
By all means cut of dead leaves and old flowering stems... but not the new leaves.
The time to take of the leaves that are there now, is spring 2014 before the flowers open.
Hope this helps.
oops.. link didn't work... try this...
Syringa vulgaris Katherine Havemyer is one with double flowers.
Yes.. Syringa vulgaris is very scented and will be the one you know from your childhood.
Now there are many named Syringa vulgaris cultivars in different colours... from deep to light purple, almost maroon to white.
Some even have double flowers.