in this weather it's hard to believe that quite a long and for us very cold winter isn't all that far behind us. but we still see the results everywhere in our garden. quite a few of our hedge plants weren't fully hardy - so we had no choice but to cut most of them down to the ground. we used the "freeze-dried" stuff for heating, but we have large holes in our shelter all around.
other plants looked tattered and browned for some time - but they also come back into form and I am hopeful that they will recover soon. the question now: should I remove the old leaves? will the branches stay bare at the bottom if I do? trial and error - but I think I'll leave this one alone for now. there's plenty of other work just now and if the dry spell continues I can spend a few hours each day just with watering - weird times!