• Transplanting a 6 ft. Lilac

    I’d like to move a 6 ft. lilac to another part of my yard.  The current location is becoming more shady so the lilac is losing shape as it stretches to the light.  Is a 6 ft. lilac too big…

  • Transplanting a Japanese Maple

    How can I safely move a fairly mature Japanese maple tree?  This tree is unusual in that it is an amazing orange/yellow colour with a touch of red in the Fall and is really worth trying to keep.  It’s not…

  • Cherry tomatoes: too many?

    Hello: I live on a westfacing 11th floor balcony. I have several cherry tomato plants that I started from seed in March this year, which I started in peat pellets indoors. Several of the peat pellets (which I have now…

  • Transplanting peonies

    I have some neglected peonies that have serious weeds growing between the roots – ie I can’t weed them without damaging the roots. It is May 4th, I live just east of Markham Ontario. I would like to dig them…

  • Temporary Transplant

    I wish to transplant the hostas from the front of the porch, while it’s renovated. I wonder generally how to do this? I’m not sure when the work will begin, but I suppose it’s better now that later. However, these…

  • Soil Amendments

      1.  What are the best soil amendments for flowering plants and shrubs around an apartment building? What soil amendment is needed for a well-established tree? 2.  When is the best time for transferring an evergreen from one location to…

  • hemlock tree

    Hi, last spring I transplanted a small hemlock (about 4′ tall) to an area that is basically the same soil composition, mostly clay. It struggled through the summer and lost a number of needles at the top. Some of the…

  • Transplanting Roses in Early Spring

    Can I transplant roses in early spring? I am moving house in March. I live in North York, Toronto.…

  • Relocating tulips that flower poorly

    I want to move tulips from my front yard to my backyard. They need rejuvenation as they have been in the same bed for a number of years. The flowers are now gone.What is a good time to move them…

  • Dividing rhubarb

    How do I divide rhubarb?…

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