• Creating flower beds from scratch in clay soil

    I have a problem with a piece of land on my property which is all clay. We want to cover part of it with grass and create some beds and then plant flowers and shrubs.  Do we have to dig…

  • Pruning a Jade Plant

    Hello I have a Jade plant that is very important to me. It is an indoor plant. We do not get much sun indoors so I have been putting it out on my balcony lately. It has long hanging branches…

  • Plant ID Milkweed

    I found this strange plant growing in my vegetable garden 2 weeks ago. Do you know what it is? It appears alien?

  • I need help, please, with my 2 favourite croton plants.

    The leaves have been dying, and dropping off, from the bottom up, one more than the other. They stand about 2′ tall, and are in pots about 8″ wide. I feed them with liquid plant food, and they sit in …

  • Astilbe Companion Flowers

    I am going to have to transplant my astilbes. The problem is, the area between the sidewalk and the astilbes gets sun. I would like a low-growing complimentary plant that will not hide the astilbes. Any suggestions would be appreciated.…

  • Green branches growing in the middle of the trunk of red leaves tree

    Hello. I have a red leafed tree in my front yard . I don’t know the name of the tree. It was there when I bought the house. For the last few years there are few green leafed branches growing…

  • Full Sun patch for bees

    I have a 3ft by 8ft patch in my side yard with full sun exposure (no neighbour on that side) and a brick wall as backing. It was used as a veggie patch but we are away in the summer…

  • My newly-planted yew trees are turning yellow !

    About a month ago we planted a row of 6 yew trees,  in the back yard, about 12″ apart, and in a very shady area. We live in the High Park area of Toronto, which has a very sandy, oak…

  • Spacing for a Dappled Willow hedge

    Hi there, I recently purchased Dappled Willow shrubs to create a privacy hedge between my yard and my neighbours. I read on a website that the spacing should be 2′ apart but then on another website it should be 4-6′.…

  • Daffodils not blooming this year!

    I’m calling for help, because none of my daffodils came up this year, and they’ve blossomed many years before. But I have never fertilized my bulbs. They’re white, with a pink centre, and I’ve checked that the bulbs are still…

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