• Leaves with Tar Spot

    I have a maple tree with black spots on the leaves. Should I rake up the leaves and get rid of them or can I leave them on the garden and use as mulch?

  • How do I use commercial lime to remove moss?

    I live in North Toronto and have a small garden.  We've had a lot of rain and now have a problem with moss.  I have purchased some commercial lime and wonder what proportions I should use and how I should ...

  • How to protect plants during fence construction

    I am having a fence rebuilt in the next couple of weeks. The Contractor says he will have to walk all over the planted area. I am particularly worried about a clematis and a honeysuckle. How can I protect my ...

  • Damaged juniper

    I have a question for a tree expert who is a Master Gardener. I have a tall Juniper that's about 14 years old. Last winter there was a lot of winter burn. Some of it has come back but how ...

  • Fig Plants

    There are three fig plants located alongside the greenhouse at Edwards Garden/Toronto Botanical Garden and right now they bear fruit. Are they in a position to stay there for the winter and is any protection given them. I have similar ...

  • Cabbages are not forming heads

    My red and white cabbages are not forming heads and I would like to know why.

  • Applying manure to garden

    When is the best time to put manure on my garden in the Fall. Should I wait for frost?    

  • Winter Protection for Japanese Maple

    Last year I was advised to put mulch around my Japanese maple to protect it over winter.  It seemed to succeed. This year I am going to do the same thing but when should I apply the mulch? Before or ...

  • Benjamina roots

    I have a Ficus Benjamina that has been with me for 30 years. I noticed that the roots are very tightly bound and can not be penetrated at all.I am wondering if I should repot and also, can I leave ...

  • Rubber plant

    I purchased a Rubber plant this summer which did very well outside. I brought it in in October and placed it in my stairway landing where there is diffused light. Two of the leaves have started to turn yellow.  I ...

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