Dwarf Korean lilac standard dying

Our dwarf Korean lilac standard has been dying bit by bit for about 3 years now! We have cut the dead bits out every year, but each year more and more dies! It gets sun from about noon on and …

Fertilizing Fruit Trees

Last year I planted two pear trees on my back lawn and this year for the first time the trees have blossoms. Although I have fertilized my lawn, I suspect that this may not be enough for the trees. Could…

Hydrangeas for mothers day!

Morning! I recentlt bought my mother beautiful Hydangeas mathilda gutges. I live in Mississauga, ON. I’ve never planted before but I would like to fix up our garden in the back so she has something too look out at through…

Swamp cedar hedge

My swamp cedar hedge bought at a nursery ten years ago has grown at least twelve feet high. It is in dry clay soil in full sun. Caledon area just north of Toronto. It looks beautiful to me as I…

Help with unwanted tree seedlings.

I have these nasty maple saplings all over my garden. It is almost impossible to dig them out. I also have false bamboo. Is there some sort of tool (beyond a dandylion fork) I can use? I want to dig…

Fruit Tree Spray

Have been using Wilson’s fruit tree spray-no longer available-what can be used as an alternative for apple & pear trees? Thanks, Hugh…

dwarf or miniature fruit trees

We are looking for nurseries near Midland Ontario to buy some dwarf of miniature fruit trees, can you please help us to locate those?…

Mature Manitoba Maple

I have an Manitoba maple that is diseased at the base and is 80+ years old I believe. How can I assist the tree, extend its life and /or treat the disease? It is in my backyard, so I understand…

Mixed hedge privacy screen

I would like to plant a hedge/privacy screen at the back of my garden along a chain link fence approx 45-50ft. After doing some research and considering various shrubs I am leaning towards a mixed hedge border of deciduous shrubs,…

Short hardy vine

My daughter lives in downtown Toronto (Kensington Market area) and has a space 3′ by about 13′ between a sidewalk and a lattice fence she would like to hide. She is very busy and needs something to plant that needs…