Partial Shade Alliums

I would like to plant a type of alliums that are colourful (a mix of colours would be great!) minimum maintenance, perennials, like shade to partial shade (my front yard faces west with a large shady tree so it gets…

Climbing hydrangea

My climbing hydrangeas has grown behind my drainpipe and is starting to push it away from the wall. I have tried to pry the vine from behind the pipe, but it won’t move. Should I cut the plant off at…

When to plant Peony and remove winter covers

Hi There! I’m looking for some advice on opening up my garden for spring. Many of the bulbs available at garden centers (e.g. Peony Bulbs) as well as several guides for opening up suggest waiting until the last spring frost…

Hydrangea Link doesn’t work

Hello. You have a fantastic website! I was reading up on pruning hydrangea standards for the winter. Your site referenced a web site for additional info but the link doesn’t work. https://www.hydrangeashydrangeas.com/pruning.html Would appreciate it if you could send me…

What to plant in retaining wall planter box

If you could please suggest some plant ideas for this planter box…I would like height (to hide wall behind) and perhaps some colour. The box is 3 ft x 5 ft At first I thought 3 Degroot cedars…then I thought…

Spider Webs on Plants

Hi, a few weeks ago, I asked this question: I have a very shady front garden in central Toronto. In recent years, my hydrangeas have been attacked by what I think are spiders (I’ve never actually seen them) that make…

Strange fungus/mould

Hi Master Gardeners I have a smallish garden bed, part of a small deco outside my kitchen. It is planted with climbing hydrangeas. A couple of weeks ago I put some cacao bean shell mulch (from Chocosol here in TO)…

spider webs on perennials

I have a very shady front garden in central Toronto. In recent years, my hydrangeas have been attacked by what I think are spiders (I’ve never actually seen them) that make webs inside the hydrangea leaves so that the leaves…

Yew Slight Discolouration

Recently we had some landscaping work down, including a new bed with shrubs and plants (yews, boxwoods, hydrangeas and a magnolia tree) that were planted at the front of our house (front is east facing). It will be one week…

Prefer hydrangea Paniculata tree

I have a 5 years old hydrangea Paniculata tree(peegee). Year after year it has been beautiful. I prune it q early spring but this year no leaf appeared and we are in latter June now. It was fertilized on spring…