Part of the fun of gardening is that it's never 'once and for all'
Though sometimes I wish just a little bit of it stayed done
I only have Molly the Witch and nothing has attacked her yet. Rabbits are having a good feast on other things though.
Try C sulphureus 'Polidor' , really orange, the bees and I love it
We've never asked what sort of paeony
I think you'll have to wait and see. Herbaceous paeonies put up the leaves, then flower and no follow-up leaves.
Keep your fingers crossed and try to find the culprit as aym suggests
My first thought was Euonymus japonicus
They're might be too wet, I haven't grown these but most things like a watering when they need it then dry out a bit. Constantly wet leaves sounds a recipe for fungal attack
except for the pollinating bit Tetley, I need berries on the female, or my birds do anyway. Might still have to get one though.
Everyone has their own skill Logan, we always do our own tree surgery
I think you can cut it where you like and it will grow again, but I don't have experience of the cut leaf variety. Re cutting to the ground, is it a grafted tree? You don't want to lose the cut leaves by going below a graft
Don't shitakes grow on wood?
You can buy growing kits on line, not sure about spores alone.