I have a large lavatera shrub, for about 5 years now, which has survived it's main trunk being split by the children a couple of years ago. Every year it flowers beautifully and has spread out a lot. This year it flowered but wherever it flowered all the leaves and flowers have died almost immediately.
Should I just root it up and plant something new, or is there a way to save it? Any advice welcome.
chop it right back to the base within about 4", give it a good water and maybe throw some compost around the base with some top dressing, mulch, manure. I don't know what else to suggest, but I think a servere pruning like this might do it some good, they get very out of hand and do need a good trim now and then I think. Hope this helps.