Very sick fuscia
I planted some fuscia last year that I grew from cuttings. It's a very hardy fuscia that grows wild in our Irish hedgerows. Three of the plants that I planted grew really well last year and are well up, but two of them seemed to really fail going into the winter. They started putting on new growth this spring and seemed to bounce back, but all of a sudden the leaves just died off, in fact I thought the sheep that sometimes wander in had eaten them! Now the one that was doing extremely well has started dying. The other two now look dried up and dead. The stems have become brittle, although they are still green inside. I can't understand it, as everything else around them is doing well. Any thoughts?