A lavatera we had for around six years died this year. Not sure why. I did read somewhere that the lifespan is around six years! It was very big and used to flower beautifully.
When we dug it out yesterday we saw a white sticky fungus or mould type thing all over the very deep roots.
We noticed it it has self-seeded in the area and the seedling is quite big, around 30cm high. Should I leave it there as it seems happy, or should I dig it out and raise it in a pot? Could this white stuff potentially affect the seedling?