Boston Ivy not climbing the fence

Hello, I planted to Boston ivy plants in big planter about two months ago (I added some begonias to fill the planters), and they have both grown nicely since then, except for the fact that one of them is growing…

Narrow hedge garden

  Hello. I have a chain link fence that backs onto a mini ravine/natural type area (zone 6) that I’d like to cover up in the least expensive way possible. The length of the fence receives at least 6 hours…

Powdery mildew on my trumpet vine.

I live in north Toronto and have a 10 year old trumpet vine Growing on my iron fence, so it gets plenty airflow. Sun in the morning until 1:00PM, then shade. What can I do to avoid the spread? Is…

Morning glory with little white flowers

I planted morning glory three years back and the plant has taken over everything in my front yard. It has spilled over to the grass and now all the grass is covered with these spider veins that bloom in the…

Fertilizers

Hello You are always very helpful answering my gardening questions….so here are another one..or two: 1/When I inquired about the best rose food (new for me) you recommended 6-9-6…it is just not available here in Canada…I even phoned the company…and…

Diamantina Clematis not blooming

Toronto, zone 6, mature diamantina clematis , 5 years old, mature with lots of green leaves, about 7 ft. tall , sunny area all day, not blooming since 2019, should bloom mid July. Need help with pruning and fertilizing info.…

Boston ivy in planter

Hello, About 4-5 weeks ago I planted a Boston ivy in a planter (I have tile in my backyard). [Since the planter is quite wide, I also planted a few begonias (the location gets quite a bit of shade).] For…

Climbing hydrangea in wrong spot?

Hello, I’ve had this climbing hydrangea in a pot for a few weeks right in the spot where I am going to plant it (it’s tile on the floor so I have a 2 feet planter). Since the first week,…

Rose in a raised bed

Thank you for reading my question. I want to put a climbing rose on the corner of my deck. For that I will have to build a small raised bed (bottomless) that comes from the ground level upto the level…

Question about ivy/climbing plant for wall

Hi there, thought I would give you folks a try! I live in Scarborough and came across this resource. I am interested in trying to grow an ivy type of plant on one of my exterior walls. It is a…