hydrangia attack by unknown substance
HELLO .. I am new but would like advice - please and thanks.
My hydrangias were all healthy and bloomingly gorgeous - until two suddenly just lost blooms and leaves almost overnight. I admit I have been busy with work and hospital visiting - but this was so sudden. At first I thought "hot dry spell" and I increased watering. On inspection.. and from opinion of pals and neighbours and my gardener.. the three plants (still alive as the shoots not in range of bucket attack are still OK and on same shrubs) just seemed to decay quickly. Lawn is also affected and everyone who has seen this tells me someone chucked a bucket of something - which I think to be Roundup or some other off the shelf item.
(I do not want to go into details ..but let's just say I live near a bullying thug who tries to intimidate lone females and chucks his toys out of his pram when one says NOPE!)
I have watered and hosed all plants. The sister plants are picking up very well and I have to say the affected plants are not showing them to be "at death's door yet" but I would like to know it they will recover properly. If something like roundup has been malicoiusly applied - then I would like to know what to do to save my lovely plants.
I have watered - there are still blooing shoots and signs of life in the affected ones Have I caught in time?
\i will expand on some details if asked and more off line
Just want to know how to save some lovely plants