lowering a Chinese Elm hedge

Hi, I have a 5 ft. Chinese Elm hedge that is too tall and too wide. It’s growing too far into the sidewalk and the neighbour’s driveway. How much can I lower it? How far in can I cut it…

Rose of Sharon Trees (full grown)

I had a contractor cut down about 10 Rose of Sharon full grown trees to install a window. I need to have something planted to replace them at a reasonable cost, maybe about 6′ tall. Can you recommend something and…

Renovating our Oakville city garden

Currently we have 5 overgrown trees along the back fence in our backyard. Two are Green Ash and infected, about to be removed. There is one Norway maple, and two honey locusts. I am thinking about removing them all and…

Scale

How should I go about getting rid of scale on my euonymus plant? I’m pretty certain it is scale. Should I start treating it now while it is still cool outside. Or should I wait until it warms up more?…

Discoloured Cedars

I planted cedars along one of my fences for privacy from my neighbours. They’re each about 5′ tall and I’m hoping in a year or so, they’ll spread out a bit. The problem is that they began to yellow and…

arctic fire dogwood/Cornus stolinifera ‘Farrow’

Dear Gardeners, In our garden at a commercial site in Etobicoke, Zone 5, we planted a number of the above named shrubs for winter colour and also because it was mentioned that it would be “compact in stature” unlike the…

Fruiting Cherry Trees

I’d like information on fruiting cherry trees – what varieties are recommended for fruit production in home gardens.  …

privacy trees

I would ike to plant shrubs / trees for privacy in front of a bow window. The only problem being it is a very shaded area. It gets sun around 4pm. Any suggestions.…

Hedging

We would like to plant a hedge for privacy in our backyard. We have an above ground pool and want the hedge along the back of our backyard. We would like the hedge to be 8-10 ft high. Although we…