Spring pruning

Hi there, I’m writing to you because I have a couple of questions about some flowers/bushes that I am unsure about. My husband and I moved into our new home last August, therefore I’m still unsure about some of the…

How to deal with blight on Kerria japonica

The caller had observed ‘rust’ patches on the stems of Kerria japonica ‘Pleniflora’ in a client’s garden which he suspected was a form of blight. The ends of some stems were wilted.  He asked whether he should prune affected stems…

japanese maple in container

Can a small  Japanese maple grow in the large container on the balcony? I have east exposure (morning sun only) and if can, which soil can I use.…

Pruning magnolia tree

  A saucer magnolia tree, ,about 20 years old,  has cracks at its base and on limbs. Can the limbs be pruned to help the tree regenerate? It blooms well each year.…

Spraying

Is it necessary to spray a peach tree and if so what would be considered organic and safe?…

Pruning of a Weeping Cypress

I have a 35 foot high weeping cypress that is about 20 feet in diameter in my small backyard (which I enjoy immensely). In order to contain its size and leave some room in the yard I have been cutting…

Large conifer needed

I need a fast growing conifer to block a view. It is going to be planted in a spot where other trees are growing and so there will be some shade. Give 1 or 2 suggestions.  …

toronto tree

fast growing grows BIG and wide doesn’t lose needles /leaves in winter good for privacy partial sunlight can u pls make a suggestion…

Japanese Maple

  My Japanese Maple  leaves seemed to shrivel up last year.  The tree has buds this year.  It is  planted near to a Black Walnut. Could that be the problem?…