• Silver fleece

    I removed a Silver Lace from a garden but left some roots. I know it is a Polygonum species, is it like Japanese knotweed?

  • how to grow clematis on flat shed roof

    See enclosed photo of garden shed. I have clematis plant growing up the brick wall (in pot). My shed has a flat felt roof, to which I cannot attach anything that will pierce it/put holes in it. What can I ...

  • Ivy on walls

    Hi, I'm a first time home buyer and we bought a house with ivy grown. Since we did not like it we took help of a gardner and got rid of the ivy. However, there are still dry ivy stuck to ...

  • How and When to Prune a Top Heavy Hydrangea Vine

      I would like to know how to prune a very old hydrangea vine growing on the side of my garage. It was badly pruned about 6 or 7 years ago when the centre and bottom were cut ...

  • Wilted melon vine

    I'm in Toronto, good soil, sunny spot.  A melon seed from composter soil sprouted and I have a long vine with many flowers and one pale green/dark green stripes, oval fruit, which is about 6" long.  The vine has now ...

  • English ivy

    I have thick English ivy as a groundcover in a section of my garden where I will be removing a tree and bush and planting a new tree. I would like to cut back some of the ivy before doing ...

  • Wisteria

    Hi, I live in Smiths Falls, ON (zone 5) and was wondering if a wisteria would grow well on my arbor? If so, what kind would be the best for me to purchase and do you have a Canadian nursery to recommend? Thank ...

  • Creeping vines

    I have a lovely vine coming over the fence from my neighbour's property. Looks like grape leaf.  It goes everywhere and I have been cutting it back so it won't strangle my plants.  Am I being overly cautious?

  • Clematis climbing up a tree

    I have several clematis. At least one is climbing up a cedar tree and I am wondering whether it can harm the tree.    

  • Morning glory mystery

    Hello there: For several years I've had a vexing problem growing morning glories. I buy the seeds for the 'heavenly blue' variety. Soak them overnight, plant them in a sunny southern spot where they grow vigourously. But when they open their ...

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