I purchased two months ago few plants from a online shop in my country.
I realised pretty late that on my japanese tassel fern some brown hairy bushes started to grow. The fern also did not grow one bit since i received it.
Im new to gardening and wanted to know if its supposed to grow like that or whether its a pest?
On another note there is also a Clematis montana 'Broughton Star' which has a holes in their leaves and a sticky liquid on the leaves. I could not find any parasites on a first inspection.
And lastly a Hedera helix 'Goldheart'. When I replanted the plant, I realised some balls in the soil and crushed one, it was empty. Was it an egg for larves or those balls for keep the soil fertile?
Thanks in advance