Ants in a Willow Tree

We have a giant willow tree on our front lawn. It has been there 50 years. We like it because it gives our property character. We usually get it trimmed every 5 years. This year we noticed the bark was…

oakleaf hydrangea not blooming

My Oakleaf Hydrangea bloomed last year but this year I see no blooms at all.  I am in Toronto.  It gets about three to four hours of afternoon sun each day.…

Patmore Ash dying?

I live in zone 1 and I’ve had a Patmore Ash for ten years and this spring it did not produce leaves but has multiple suckers with lots of leaves.  Is it dying?…

Brown /rust on leaves of my hydrangea

I have brown/rust marks on the leaves of my hydrangea.  It is three years old and in a sunny location.  Do you have any ideas what I can do chemically or naturally to remedy this?…

Chanticleer ornamental pear

I was told by my landscape designer that chanticleer pears have started having a problem with disease in the Toronto area.  This was told to me August 2014.  Now I live in Cobourg and would like to put them in…

box hedge protection

I live in west Toronto. The soil is very sandy. Last year I took 90 box cuttings, 89, of which, rooted and survived the winter indoors. I planted them out in Spring to form a clipped hedge around a flower…

Dying Cherry Tree

Hello, Thanks for taking time to read my message. I live in Toronto and have a cherry tree in my backyard. We had the blossom this spring, but it didn’t go as well as last year, perhaps because of the…

chokecherries

are these chokecherries, or some other type of bush? growing on an island in Georgian bay. thx v. much.…