Lilac pruning

Hi. I’m looking for someone who is very knowledgeable about pruning lilacs. I’d really like for the person to prune the two lilacs on my property while I observe, in order to learn how it’s done. The lilacs are about…

Cherry tree

Hi, great website, we planted a cherry tree 3years ago. 1st year we had about 10 fruit, 2nd year none, and this year it has no flower buds as yet. Is there something we should add or change? Thanks.…

pruning and containing false spirea

I have two false spirea in the shade, planted for screening. I have been timid about pruning them. Both are reaching for the sunlight, one more than the other. This doesn’t bother me, but I know that I need to…

Hardy Peach trees

We cottage in McKellar (Parry Sound area) and have planted fruit trees, Montmorency Cherry, Italian Plum and Pears. We would love to have a peach tree I know Redhaven is the best for eating out of hand and canning. Would…

Small Canadian Maple trees

We recently visited Toronto from England (16 – 24 May 2013) and thought how beautiful the city looked with all the Spring trees. Many shady front gardens had a delicate Acer type smallish tree with pinkish red leaves and a…

hydrangea – leaf curl with worm inside

I just today discovered all of my hydrangea bushes have this’ pod like’ problem – leaf curled tightly with worm inside – this is totally new to me – have never seen this problem till this year – what can…

Sparse growth on Maple Tree

I have about a 14 yr. old sugar maple in my yard. It has had leaf tar which I removed all leaves from the ground. However this year and last, the new growth is sparse and some branches have only…

incorporating a specimen tree with a white cedar hedge

We live in zone 5b, with the area in question receiving full sun now that the neighbours have removed all the trees along the fenceline separating our back yards. This is also moist soil (a natural path for rainwater, etc.)…

What variety of solanum do I have?

What is the variety of solanum that is trained to be a standard? It has bluish purple or white flowers with orangy yellow stamen. The leaf is lancet and dark green while the ripened fruit turns a light orange. Sorry…