Fertilizing Container Vegetables

I’m experimenting with growing vegetables in containers this year – tomatoes, sweet peppers, lemon cucumbers, scarlet runner beans. I made my own potting soil using peat moss, perlite, and a little pit of compost along with some slow release fertilizers…

Rhododendron Mist Maiden

Hi My 3 year old rhododendron Mist Maiden is looking very yellow and looks stressed. I have added peat and food at the beginning of the season. It did not bloom (most of my Rhodos didn’t bloom this year.) but…

Hydrangea and Its Changing Colours

Hello! This is my very first-time gardening! I have heard about how hydrangeas can change colour by manipulating the soil pH (like how it can change from blue to pink), and I find this very interesting. However I have many…

Astilbe Companion Flowers

I am going to have to transplant my astilbes. The problem is, the area between the sidewalk and the astilbes gets sun. I would like a low-growing complimentary plant that will not hide the astilbes. Any suggestions would be appreciated.…

Cedar Hedge

Our cedar hedge is approximately 15 feet high. In late summer 2014 we had a tree company trim it. I believe they cut it back more than necessary. It is stressed but slowly coming back. We water it in dry…

Garden Chemicals

Hello, Could you please tell me where I might be able to – get my garden soil tested – purchase gypsum and elemental sulphur  …

tiny front garden ideas

Hello, My front is a just 18″ deep and about 10 feet long – it was once just concrete but we have recently removed it and placed a wooden barrier around it. The house is south facing so I am…

I have the worst weeds ever!!!!!

I have an entire lawn of weeds that have all gone to seed. The soil is quite hard and the grass if any is definitely not all that pleasing. And suggestions as to what to do. I am willing to…

Determining sun quality

Can you tell us how to determine sun quality in the garden? There are many reasons I’d like to know, such as when the best time is to avoid the sun’s heat, when to water, how to select and place…