• Creeping European Bellflower?

    Hello — my neighbour, who has a lovely garden, has given me a plant he calls “creeping European bellflower”. In trying to determine what conditions in likes my research turned up some dire warnings about something called “creeping bellflower” being…

  • Plant ID Request

    My initial guess is that this is a variety of nettle, however it does not match any images I was able to find online.  It grows “wild” in my backyard garden, becomes 6 or 7 feet tall by the end…

  • Plant Identification

    I moved to Toronto last year and this spring there is a large corner of the garden where the attached plant is growing.  It is very prolific.  Can you help me in identifying it?

  • Weed in North York

    I have a dreadful weed in my garden. It has an underground runner making it nearly impossible to stop. The leaves are round and grow about 6 inches high. In the early spring it gets small yellow flowers. It comes…

  • Not as Much from Mulch as I was hoping….

    I’ve recently attempted to mulch over some parts of a back garden which I don’t wish to use this year. I turned the soil, then placed newspaper down and mulch on top. I still see weeds popping through. This amazes…

  • Please identify this weed like vine..

    Hi there, it would be greatly appreciated if someone could please ID this pervasive plant. Found in backyard, becomes very leafy, and the vine coils around any plant/tree that it comes near. Backyard formerly had a grape vine (which we…

  • Fiesta weed control – is it safe for the bees

    My husband wants to use Fiesta weed control on our lawn. Their website says its environmentally safe but I’d like to have non-bias opinion regarding it’s safely for the bees, please.…

  • weeds

    We live in Markham, Ont. We were away all the summer. We had a company just cut and trim our lawn. On our return there are huge patches of weeds of all kinds and large bare spots. Our lawn is…

  • gardening shelved for 2014

    A family crisis caused me to let the garden go this summer. There are several rose bushes, peonies, mums, flox & hostas which have been neglected over a small area of 100 square feet, although the entire backyard of 450…

  • Replacing a weedy lawn

    My lawn has more weeds than grass. I would like to replace the area with new turf–I’ve been given two options: 1) get rid of the top layer of grass and weeds, replace soil and put in new turf. 2)…

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