Manure or compost in Fall on boxwood

Can manure and/or compost be added now in Sept. to a 20 or so year-old boxwood or should it only be done in the Spring? Live in Erin, Ontario between Georgetown and Rockwood/Guelph areas in zone 5b.…

Yellowing Leaves on Small Rhododendron

Hi. This little rhodo (PJM?) started this year with really yellow leaves. I’ve had it in the yard for over 10 years. I live in Mimico, base of Etobicoke, Toronto, near the lake so it always a little more temperate…

York Elderberry

I have very mature York Elderberry (Sambucus Canadensis – York) plants that produce lot of fruit. I understand these are toxic and cannot be eaten raw. Is it okay to add the ripened or un-ripened (green) fruit of the York…

plant 1 name , disease unknown

I have a dozen plants in the garden which I don’t know the name of. Attached is one plant that got infected very badly. I am going to send them one by one online. Hope you can help. I am…

Identification of round eggs on soil in planters

I have been finding round eggs (about 0.5 cm diameter or smaller) on the soil in several planters and in the larger planter boxes (4 ft wide x 2.5 feet deep by 3 feet high) in the backyard. They are…

Dead branches on gingko biloba tree

We redid the landscaping in our backyard 2 years ago and need to cut lower branches of our ginkgo tree to allow equipment in. It is a mature tree standing over 40 feet tall and 20 feet wide. The soil…

Small sloping garden in Toronto

Thank you for availing your knowledgable services to others. My townhouse that I moved into recently has a sloping garden. The growth of annuals and perennials has been poor. Is there anything I can put on top that will retain…

grass dying at curb side

We are having trouble with the grass not growing at the curb of our lawn. It is very sandy and of course the ants like the sand. It has been an on going problem for years. We are now thinking…