• 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…

  • 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?…

  • Transplanting raspberries

    Can I transplant current-season raspberry canes in the fall?…

  • Transplanting strawberries

    When is the best time to transplant strawberries?…

  • Protecting old wisteria during renovations

    I have a large wisteria in my backyard that’s over 20 years old – several trunks entwined together in a thick mass – and it blooms beautifully.  How do I protect it during construction?  Should I cut it back to…

  • When is the best time to move irises?

    I want to move some irises. They have finished blooming now. When’s the best time to relocate them?…

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