• July raised garden preparation

    I am just digging up soil in the corner of my Brampton backyard to get a raised garden started.  The soil is full of roots of weeds of all sizes.  I am not sure how deep I should dig if…

  • Japanese Beetles

    I live in London, Ontario, and the Japanese Beetles discovered the 7 large potted flowers on my balcony a week ago. Since then, they “flock” in around 8:45pm every night for around 30 minutes. So far, my only preventive solution…

  • stone planter

    I have 2 stone planters in front of my house they currently have eunonymous that have gotten straggly. Can I plant Hicks Yew in these planters?…

  • Pocketed plastic device to grow plants on vertical surface

    Despite visiting nurseries and large multipurpose stores, I can neither find the item nor its name. I am not talking about the long narrow plastic tubes with pockets for plants, but something that measures about 2.5 ft wide and about…

  • Transplanting

    My south neighbour complains of dampness caused inside his house due to my adjacent 23 inch high by 2 foot wide by 34 foot long, planter and plants. This whole unit and plants must be moved from south side of…

  • Ideas for shade perennials or shrubs for heavy shade container

    I am looking for suggestions for a perennial or shrub planting for a narrow and long (6 inch x 15feet x 20 feet) second floor planter. It is heavily shaded by oaks and is south facing and windy. There was…

  • Is Vermiculite Carcinogenic

    Is vermiculite carcinogenic:  Should I be using it in potted plant material?…

  • Plants for Railing planters

    Hi there! I’m in Toronto and would like to plant some flowers in railing planters (the iron kind with the coconut fibre). The planters get sunlight in the morning/early afternoon. I’ve never really tended to flowers regularly so I’m looking…

  • Overwintering Mandevillas

    I live in Etobicoke with a south-east garden exposure and have bought a Mandevilla in a pot. Will putting it in the garage (as a previous person asked) be well enough to be brought back up in the spring/summer. If…

  • When and where to plant freesia bulbs

    I planted my freesia bulbs in May last year, hoping that they would bloom within summer, but they didn’t. Some of them bloomed in the winter indoors, specifically in December!! My question is: Is it possible to plant them in…