shrubs of all kinds dying
Even our 100 year old lilacs are dying. I'm sure most of it is draught, but there are cobweb type coverings on old blooms or some of the old stand-by's are just plain dead even though they received sufficient water.
Q#1. Should I cut the deadness and burn? vs Leave alone in case new growth may (or may not) appear.
Q#2. What is going on?