Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:58
Sarah, it could well be vine weevil damage. What did you use? Provado?
Is the ground wet there? Does it slope down there?
I too think a good feed is sensible. Photinias didn't like that wet winter and many nutrients will have been washed away. I would give a light cut after a few weeks' growth.
Hopefully your plamts will be fine when good weather returns.