• Greenery/Shrubs for Shade and Tough Soil- Gail

    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I have a spot in my back garden in Toronto (south facing), it is about 6-8ft by 2ft. It is under a big tree and next to my neighbour’s…

  • New Hedge Plants in Victoria – Mulching and Irrigation

    We’ve planted new plants against the east property line fence, which is sunny in the afternoon and evening. Question: we are going to mulch the new hedge emerald cedars with shredded western bark and use a soaker hose to irrigate.…

  • Replacing old Fairview Yews

    Hi, I have 7 Overgrown and out of shape Fairview Yews in my front yard. We would like to replace them – planning to dig them out, add new soil and buy new plants. How different are Dense Yews from…

  • Cedar Hedges & Adjacent Grass

    Hi there, over the last few years I have been unintentionally neglecting my cedar hedges. They have grown to be quite tall and I would like to trim their height, as well as give them a haircut all around so…

  • Pruning Overgrown Globe Cedar

    We have some overgrown globe cedars that need pruning badly.  They are currently blocking our front door and we are worried about security.  Any ideas on how we can cut these back.  We are in Western Canada, zone 4A. See…

  • Browning on Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

    Hi there….we had a dwarf hinoki cypress in a pot all summer, waiting for the spot to plant. Finally we planted it at the front of the house in a NE exposure. Gets afternoon sun. we are Zone 6B. The…

  • Yew or Beech for Hedging?

    Good morning, I want to plant a hedge under the dining room window to provide some screening (pic included): Target final height 7′ / 8′ Bed width 2′-6″ Total length 14′ Drip line for watering N exposure, top soil, 2-3…

  • Lollipop-Style Mid Size Evergreen for Back yard

    Anything you can suggest for evergreen with lollipop shape of 2 m bare trunk at the bottom and 4 -6 m max mature height in full sun, clay soil, rather dry. Probably one of the pines fits this description, but…

  • Browning of Transplanted Cedars

    I have just read your reply to the gardener who planted 200 cedars, now turning brown in which you mention overwatering causing root rot and wonder if I have committed the same error. I planted 6 7′ cedars in a…

  • Best Evergreens for Sandy Location

    CAN YOU SUGGEST THE BEST EVERGREENS FOR SANDY BEACH LOCATIONS. I have cedars but some did okay and others died.…