Neighbour’s Plants

I would like to know what is the right (lawful) thing to do regarding plants/vines/trees that are planted in a neighbour’s property but that eventually lean over to my side of the fence. Do I have the right to prune…

Japanese Maple leaves are pale yellow

This tree is located in the full sun for most the day. It is located in the North Toronto neighbourhood. The leaves were green last year but now those at the top of the tree and end of the branches…

Sparse growth on maple tree

Attached are photos that further depict the problems I have with my maple tree that you addressed in a previous email. Small leaves with brown edges, small seed pods with brown, dead ends of twigs (no growth) and my tree…

Grey fluff on the streets and sidewalks

I am wondering what variety of tree has heart-shaped leaves, with serrated edges, that has been giving off lots of grey-ish fluff the past few weeks in Toronto?  …

Pruning Daphne

I have a deciduous daphne that is 5 years old, or older; it blooms in the spring, before the leaves open. It is lovely, but is getting too big. Can I prune it? If so, how much and when?  …

Pruning damaged globe cedars

I have globe cedars on the west side of our home. Last winter the deer ate some of the branches and this has caused them to turn brown. Can I prune these trees successfully, and if so at what time…

Lilac candidate for rehab

Albeit belatedly, this spring we pruned back the Arctic Willow that had deprived our lilac of light. Given the lilac’s current shape (photo attached) I’m unsure how, or whether, pruning might restore some lower branches to grow. How severely can…

small flowering shrubs for my garden built on concrete

Hi Master Gardener Team: I have had a large mound of raspberry bushes and a dark green vine that produces tiny purple flowers. They have grown considerably thicker in what seems to be a symbiotic relationship. This was built on…