• Protective Covering for Shrubs and Perennials

    Resident in North York. Contractors have dug up our front garden (while repairing our leaking basement), including perennials, shrubs, small trees and bulbs, leaving roots and root balls exposed in clumps on our front lawn. I have meanwhile loosely covered…

  • Rooting hostas with an Aeroponic Cloning Machine

    A friend of ours recently bought a Clone King aeroponic cloning machine which promises to start roots on cuttings within 7 to 10 days.  It basically consists of a tank of water with spay nozzles that spray water onto cuttings. …

  • shrub cuttings over winter

    I have a few cuttings that I potted 2 months ago. They are growing pretty good. I have not decided where to plant them. Can I leave them in the pots over the winter, or should I plant them on…

  • Peony not blooming

    Three years ago I divided a beautiful heritage peony into 2 plants. I replanted them in the same garden that contains other peonies which bloom beautifully. The transplants contained 5-8 eyes each and I was careful not to plant too…

  • Lilac bush and peeling bark from maple tree

    Hi, there. I have a few gardening problems I need help with. I have a lilac bush in the backyard that was planted over 13 years ago. Every year it blooms and has been bushy and healthy. This year in…

  • Lilacs transplanting

    I would like to give my neighbour in Toronto some of my lilac deep purple plants. What time of the year is best for transplanting the lilac plants?

  • 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…

  • Newly Planted Serviceberry trees – leaves turning yellow-orange

    Hello, My husband and I planted 2 serviceberry trees last weekend (May 24) and 1 week later, we see that several leaves have fallen and others have turned yellow or orange. We are in Bolton and the soil is clayey.…

  • When to transplant perennials

    I had to have a fence rebuilt along one side of my garden last fall, and on your advice I moved a number of perennials that were next to the fence temporarily to another part of the garden. I didn’t…

  • Fagus sylvatica ‘Tortuosa’

    I have a twelve year old beech tree and from what I can tell, it’s a Fagus Sylvatica Tortuosa. I am moving from Richmond Hill to Toronto at the end of June and I am wondering if I can move…

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