smokebush

I have a young Smokebush that I bought in 2012. it is about three feet high. Do I need to prune this bush and if so, when? Thank you.…

tree replanting

We live in Thornhll. There is a lovely tree in the front of our house that appears to have been too large for its location because this winter it got severely bent over and is almost perpendicular to the ground.…

Pruning weeping Alaskan cedar

I have a Weeping Alaskan Cedar that may need pruning. (I attached a photo, hopefully you can see it.) It seems to have 2 leaders (each about 3′ tall) in addition to the main tree (4′ tall). One coming from…

Pruning Buddleia (Butterfly bush)

Hello, I have two butterfly bushes in a back garden that have thrived on neglect. I now realize I need to prune but I have read conflicting advice. Some say cut down stalks to just above soil, others 60 cms,…

Japanese Maple Damage

I live in Northern California. We have two Japanese maples. Our gardener pruned one of the trees in the early winter, mostly just cutting small branches on one side to prevent the leaves from filling our gutter. The tree is…

Pruning Deciduous Hedges

Hello! I’m looking for advice about a hedge that needs rejuvenation. We’ve neglected it for a few years, and I know we need to do some pretty hard pruning to do that. My question is, should it be in the…

Pear Tree

In the last 2 years my pear tree has had its leaves covered with orange discolouring and no pears are produced. Tiny mites are visible.  Other trees in the neighbourhood have been affected.  Can the tree be saved and/or cured…

Making rosemary go dormant

I understand that not all cultivars of rosemary are hardy enough to survive our zone, and read that it’s possible to hard prune rosemary in the fall and force it into dormancy. My question is: How cold does it need…