I had a beautiful Acer in my garden, which had just produced it's leaves and then suddenly all the leaves withered (apart from some around the middle of the tree), along with a (quite old) climbing rose. I have been told it was frost that has killed it. I am a little concerned as I have a neighbour who seems determined every year to go around the border of my garden with weed killer. Is there any way of knowing whether indeed it has been hard frost.....or the weed killer?
PS: as you can see from the photo - the rose branch which you see also suddently died completely a couple of days later!!!
- 16 May, 2011