• 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.    …

  • Joseph’s Coat Climbing Rose

    Hi, I live in Mississauga and I have been trying to find this climbing rose called Joseph’s Coat. Is there any garden centre you can recommend that has it available close to Mississauga?…

  • Rose Leaf Miner

    Hi, I work at a regional building maintaining gardens. The roses on site have been damaged by a pest, and I am wondering if you can identify it and perhaps give info on how to eradicate the pests. They spread…

  • Chlorosis of plants

    Last year, a rose in my garden had almost white leaves with green veins. That rose did not make it through the winter. A group of seven emerald cedars are characterized by lighter coloured foliage with some small areas dying.…

  • Ballerina rose

    Good morning, I have been trying in vain to locate the lovely Ballerina rose, preferably grown in Ontario or another cold-weather province. I have searched on line and called growers such as Palatine, Hortico, Bakker, and garden centres such as…

  • Roses and Freezing Temperatures

    My 4 (different kinds) of rose bushes already have lots of new shoots this spring, but now the temperatures are predicted to be well below freezing for several days next week. Is there anything I should do to protect the…

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