We live in the Salt Lake Valley area in Utah and I have a red currant bush we bought back in late spring/early summer. It says on the tag that it likes full to mostly full sun, so I planted it in a spot where it could have that. I put peat moss in the bottom of the hole for drainage and then used composted steer manure to fill in the rest and cover the roots. When we bought the bush, it had some green berries on it that ripened after I planted it and we picked and ate them. They were delicious! Unfortunately, the poor thing is looking awfully scorched now. Most of the leaves have dried up and fallen off. The ones that are left are drying out and browning badly. I know it isn't that it's under watered. I water it every other day and until today, I had straw around the base to hold moisture in. The soil stayed plenty damp between waterings. I moved the straw and added more composted steer manure this morning when I noticed some of the little roots were slightly exposed. Now they're all covered. There were itty bitty little bugs flying around the base of the bush when I was fussing with it. Gnats, maybe? Could they be the cause of the drying out, or does my currant need to be relocated to a shadier spot? Thanks in advance for your advice!