Burnt leaves

Several of our trees have ‘burnt leaves’. It looks as if someone has put a match under them ie 1 our cornus, our tricoloured beech, a lady Di clematis, and an elm(young). Also our fringe tree,(weeping wisteria) looks like its…

What plants are these?

Hi, I recently moved and these plants are in the front garden. Do you know what plants these are? I appreciate your help. Thank you              …

Bark damage to Freeman Maple

I have skinned a tree. Damage is about 1 1/2 inches square. The base is 2 to 3 inches in diameter. Tree is a 15 ft high Freeman Maple. Do I need to apply anything to the damaged area?  …

browning cedars

I planted several emerald cedars from our local nursery last fall, in the flowerbeds at my children’s school. Most of the cedars have thrived, but the group that is in a corner with constant southern exposure have browned badly. I…

Difficult gardening area

I have a space approx 12 ft x 4 ft. It has a wooden wall (separating it from the driveway along one long edge, a short concrete wall (15 inches high) on the other long edge and the house along…

Spruce tree

This spruce tree is in the Richmond Hill area, Ontario. It faces North and receives a good amount of light in the open front yard of the house. This spring (2013) it began to change in colour from the usual…

How to create a ball at the top of a boxwood standard.

I have 2 boxwood standards having a single ball at the top. When purchased in spring 2012, the bottom of the ball was comprised of branches radiating outward from the trunk at an angle. While the shape has improved, how…

Pear trellis rust

Hello, I have two pear trees which unfortunately have pear trellis rust. I have tried spraying with horticultural oil and liquid lime sulphur in the spring, but to no avail – the orange lesions have returned. I have received advice…

REDBUD

My condo has a rooftop garden on the 6th floor. We do the gardening ourselves. We are thinking about planting a Redbud in one of beds, for its colour. Is this a good idea? Our planters are large beds about…