Help with roses

Hello, I have two rose bushes in my backyard. Something is eating all the leaves – all the way down to the stem of the leaves. It doesn’t seem to be eating the rose petals though. Is there anything I…

Moving a rose bush

My mother in law has a small rose bush that needs to be moved to the other side of her yard. It’s a sentimental rose bush that was planted by my late father in law. My neighbor is doing renovations…

Roses- Chlorosis?

Hello, My two year old climbing rose is going pale with green veins. I read this might be chlorosis. It’s in full sun on a south facing fence. I’m on st Clair in a good tomato growing neighbourhood. We do…

Perennial Garden on Balcony

I live on the 11th floor in a condo in Brampton facing South .There is another building partially in front of mine . I do receive sun from the west and east. I live in Brampton. Two years ago I…

Winter Damaged Roses

Should I cut the rose stems back to the new growth at the base of my roses?…

Rose Stem Boring Insects

I live in Woodstock Ontario and I have been having trouble with boring insects doing significant damage to roses and lilacs as well as my other woody plants. I am now debating whether I should even prune my roses because…

April Showers Invigorate my Green Thumb

It looks like it might be rainy for April, in West End Toronto. What activities, if a gardener doesn’t mind wearing rain gear while outside, can one carry out while it’s raining? I find rain invigorating, but I know from…

Floribundas Rose

This rose tree was planted in our west (front) garden in late July 2018. The tree has flourished, growing from just under 4 feet to over 6 feet. It has had about a 100 flowers since planting. In late September…

Rose Hedge

I would like to grow a hedge on a chain link fence (not yet installed) on my southwest-facing corner lot in the Parkdale area of Toronto, with the long stretch on the west. The corner has almost full sun. The…

Moving a Rose Bush

We live in the Queen St.E. and Kingston Road area and have a rose bush that needs moving. A new place has already been established. When is the best time to do this? This coming Fall or do we wait…