planting a tree between 2 toronto driveways

i live in midtown toronto with a 2 and half feet wide strip of grass (on my property) that is between mine and my neighbours east facing driveways. The grass is currently covered with black plastic. I would like to…

Chinese Beauty Bush

Good morning! I recently moved to Pickering where the soil ends to be rock-hard clay approximately ten to twelve inches under the top-soil. I planted a Chinese Beauty Bush along the west fence where it gets about 6 hours of…

White ash tree and excessive key production

Our 50+ year old white ash tree has produced more keys this year than ever in the 34 years we have lived here. It is planted in our sunny backyard in Don Mills, very near the TBG, and has been…

Caryopteris wilting in centre and on one side.

My 12 year old Caryopteris has several branches with leaves that are wilting and dropping off – in the centre and to one side of the plant.  What is the problem and how do I deal with it?  There are…

Orange spots on pear tree leaves

The leaves on my backyard pear tree get orange spots; the leaves then turn brown, then black and fall off.  What is this?  It’s happening to my neighbour’s tree, too.      …

Transplanting birch tree

Hi there, I was advised to transplant a birch tree from the side of the house (animals can climb onto the roof). It is skinny and about two stories high. Any advice as to (a) how best to do this…

I need help identifying a rose.

I’ve just moved and am just getting familiar with the garden. In one corner a rose bush has been blooming for a couple of weeks. The flowers have only five petals and the centres are white. I’ve got a photo…

emerald ash borer

Does the emerald ash borer infect young ash trees? I have an ash which is 2″ in diameter and about 18′ tall and am hoping that if the ash borer only infects mature trees then perhaps by the time my…

freemani maple – spindle gall and black spot

– I live in Kitchener (Zone 5) – I have clay soil – I think that the soil is on the alkaline side – house built in the 1960’s -planted a Freemani maple (red X silver) about 3 years ago…