Every year it's the same; my Granny Smith apple tree starts to produce leaves, then some disease or bug (ger) comes along and causes them to die off in clumps (you may need to enlarge the picture to see what I mean).
Of course it doesn't destroy all of them; just enough to be bloody annoying. Nor does it seem to affect the fruit, which always does reasonably well. It's just so very frustrating to see lush new growth dying back so early into its annual life-cycle.
Any advice, help, or recommendations would be most welcome! I should add that this ONLY affects the Granny Smith; all my other apple trees are fine.