Pruning raspberries in winter

My question is whether or not it’s ok to prune my plants during the winter. Or if I should wait until spring or if I should wait until next fall ? I realize most of the pruning ( my raspberry…

Manure as a deterent? –

I’ll do anything to discourage the critters visiting the yard, since I see their footprints, and their body hair shedding. I’m sure a racoon dragged a bag of stale bread under the back stairs, as a hideaway, from a neighbour’s…

California Lilac

Hi We’ve been visiting our sons in Vancouver for a number of years, and really liked the California Lilacs that we’ve seen. On our last trip last April, we bought a small one at a Vancouver nursery and smuggled it…

Indoor avocado plant stopped growing

In September I pinched off the top of new growth hoping it would bush out and develop another bud or buds. Since that time it has stopped growing. The avocado plant pit dried out and fell off. In October I…

Solidago (Goldenrod)

Hello..thanks for all your answers over the past year..I have a Goldenrod that bloomed a fantastc yellor in the first week of November 2018 but has dried a bit..can I cut those dead blooms and harvest them indoors for seeds…

Winterberry

Can I plant a Winterberry plant in the garden now in November (if the ground isn’t frozen). I just bought a small potted one and I’m not sure if I should keep it inside. What is the best way to…

Is it too late to plant bulbs in Toronto?

I live in Toronto, near the water, where temperatures tend to be a degree or two warmer than the rest of the city. Should I wait for an above zero day and plant them? The bulbs were stored in my…

Hyssop falling over

Hi there, I planted a giant hyssop and a regular anise hyssop June this year, they both grew and established very quickly. However, they are tall and a bit weak in that the top with the flowers are falling over…

Fall Mums

If I purchase fall mums, nurture indoors and replant outdoors Spring 2020 would they root well enough to endure winter of 2020/2021…thanks…