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…

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…

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…