• Climbing hydrangea – my 2 year old plant has brown spots.

    Climbing hydrangea – my 2 year old plant has brown spots especially on the tips of the leaves.  The leaves are also beginning to curl.  This condition seems to be spreading upwards from the leaves at the base.…

  • Design query for a narrow path

    My parent has an old garage, with a pathway to a laneway in the shadow of the attached picture, bordering the neighbour’s garage wall, where I’m decluttering. How do I landscape an area that is barren, so it doesn’t look…

  • Planting in a damp area

    We would like to plant a vine or climbing plant on a newly constructed trellis. The challenge is that the area can be wet in spring. The location gets full sun from early morning until early evening: it faces south…

  • Vines and grasses for containers

    I have two questions, both about container gardening in Toronto. 1. Suggestions for a perennial climbing vine for a third floor hot deck (with a watering system) 1a) is there a hardy clematis that might survive the winter? 2. Suggestions…

  • English ivy on fence looks dead

    We have a lot of ivy on our wooden fence in the backyard and growing up a white pine. It has always looked lovely. This year it looks dead–light brown in colour–I’m assuming it has something to do with the…

  • Lime hops

    I recently purchased a plant at a horticulture club plant sale labeled as lime hops. I’ve tried looking the plant up on the web but have found nothing. I was hoping to use home grown hops for beer making but…

  • Boston Ivy Turned Brown

    After a long hard winter my boston ivy has turned completely brown, there is no green new plants. The ivy covers my chain link Fence which gives us complete privacy. I am very concerned the ivy will not recover, any…

  • Vines in planters?

    Hi! I am trying to desperately add some privacy to our backyard along our fence line. There is very little space between the retaining wall and the fence line so, unless we find a way of building a much thinner…

  • Where can I find seeds for this vine?

    A gardener at Rosetta Maclain identified a burgundy leafed vine as “Mina Lobeta” and said the city grows them from seed in their greenhouse. Where can I get some seeds?…

  • Suitable espalier candidates for Toronto semi-shaded garden

    Hi, my backyard has a very high fence, 12 feet high, facing south but shaded because of lots of oak trees. I am growing English Ivy on it, which is kind of boring. Is there a vine or shrub that…

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