We have two shrubs with this problem. They were planted 3 years ago and have never thrived. I can't remember what they were. Can I treat them or should they go?
Thnak you for any advice
I think they are viburnums and suffering from a severe attack of viburnum beetle. See here for advice from the RHS:
As I try not to use any chemicals, my vote would be to remove them and replace with something else, looking upon it as a planting opportunity!
Thank you, yes they are Viburnum! Oh dear, looks like a trip to the garden centre is due. Sadly they were the best shrubs for that space according to the plant selector.