• Leaves turning brown on shrub roses planted last fall

    Located in Kawarthas roses get full sun all day used lots of good soil . Sprayed insecticide soap and removed brown stems of rose. Can the rose bush be saved. Did find an army or two on warm on the…

  • container roses

    I am considering purchasing roses to plant in a container on my south-facing deck (I live in downtown Toronto). What is the best way to overwinter such roses so that they can come back next year? Also, how many years…

  • Rose Pruning Risks After Leafing?

    I think I’ve waited too long to prune my roses, since they’ve begun to leaf.  What could happen when pruning the roses, in west end toronto, if they’re established bushes? Should I take any other precautions, other than making sure…

  • Growing Hydrangeas

    Hi, I have moved to a new house (Markham area) and for the first time, I have planted 2 ‘Endless Summer’ hydrangea plants on May 4th 2017 in my backyard. How do I keep them healthy? I have added Miracle…

  • Companion planting – types of geraniums and roses

    I live in Cabbagetown and am considering a groundcover plant to grow a couple feet away from my roses. The ground cover would be underneath my deck stairs, so most shaded. I garden organically and often research articles on companion…

  • Fertilizing Roses- How and When

    There are so many different fertilizers and so many people saying you should feed at such and such time it gets a little confusing. Here are some of the products I have in my garage: Composted cow manure (0.5-0.5-0.5) MiracleGro…

  • Moving a Garden in the Fall

    Hello :) I have a time-sensitive question and would greatly appreciate your help. We are moving within the next couple of weeks from the suburbs to the country side. We did not expect to move so I had my garden…

  • Rugosa rose bushes

    Hello. I have very thorny rose bushes along my shore. I am at a lake north of Toronto. I think they are called rugosa. After flowering, they produce berries. We cut them about 1/3 of the way back last year…

  • Growing roses in containers

    I read in the Q&A that with proper protection, roses can survive Toronto’s winter. My home is at Leslie and south of Steele. However when I bought 8 floribundas roses from Sheridan garden, the advice is it will not survive…

  • Growing roses in Iberia

    I would like to grow roses in my garden in Iberia. Will roses survive in this hot, dry climate? Most of my neighbours have artificial flowers. Do they know something that I don’t? Any help would be appreciated.    …

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