Trees for privacy in a small space

I have a small space in my garden that is about 9 or 10 feet wide by 7 or 8 feet deep which I need to plant.  This section of garden is fenced by a high wooden fence but unfortunately,…

What is this tree?

Can you tell me what this tree is? It’s currently about 8′ tall. Thanks…

Can I plant now in mid-August?

I am a first time home buyer and have a nice space in front porch which I feel to do gardening. 1. My front porch is facing west, there are three place that I plan to do plant i)Two small…

replacing a ‘blighted’ boxwood……

We are losing our old boxwood, likely to ‘boxwood blight’. It was an older plant (possibly a decade or two old) which was transplanted last Fall to a central sunny spot (from a partially shaded area), but this year it…

City trees – Ginkgo, Laburnum, Linden, Elm

What are the differences between Ginkgo, Laburnum, Little Leaf Linden and Pioneer  Elm.  What is the best tree as a street tree? Where can I see these after they have been planted?  …

Yucca plant: when can I cut back dried branches

I have a large Yucca plant, and most of the branches are strong. It’s now about 7 or 8 years old, grows indoors, and is planted in a large pot about 35cm in diameter. But some of the lower branches…

Leaf spot disease on Japonica Kerria

I have had for several years a thriving japonica kerria with round double yellow flowers in the spring. Recently the entire bush got leaf spot disease and almost all branches are leafless. What should I do? Many thanks for your…