Butterfly bush

When is the best time to plant butterfly bushes. I live in Cobourg. Thank you  …

Re-potting a Japanese maple

We have a terrace with a Japanese maple growing in a pot. The tree is about 5 years old. We would like to re-pot it in a larger container. The leaf buds are almost opening. Is it safe to do…

Fast growing non invasive hedge

I am looking for the best choice for a low 3ft hedge, dense for privacy in full Sun. Please let me know your recommendation and where i can find in the GTA…

Native Shade plants

I am inToronto backing onto a ravine connected to the Don Valley. I have clay soil with average moisture in shade. I want to create a privacy/ sound barrier along the back of my yard as there is a path…

Type and size of tree required

I had a dying oak tree removed on the border between the table land and the South Kingsway ravine. I would like to plant a white pine. Is this allowed? And what would be it’s minimum size?…

DYING EMERALD CEDARS

GOOD DAY. PLEASE HELP, MY BEAUTIFUL EMERALD CEDAR TREES NEED HELP, I SPENT NEARLY $8,000 LAST FALL 2019 AND HAD THEM PLANTED FOR PRIVACY ON PROPERTY LINE IN FRONT OF HOUSE, A ROW OF 20 BEAUTIFUL 5″ TREES. I PAID…

Transplanting shrubs

Hi, I have old shrubs separating my driveway and neighbour’s front yards. They are old and only produce leaves close to the top. I’m planning driveway re-pavement. So probably their root system will be damaged anyways. I got this idea…

Pruning a hydrangea tree

I have a supplementary question to your informative answer on pruning hydrangea tree. How do I keep it just about 3-4 feet tall, but still let it flower. Thanks!…

Peonies

I need to transplant my peonies as they are in the way of a new gate. I know September is suggested. I don’t know what the “eyes” are that people refer to. Can you help?…

Cheyenne privet

I have been desperately trying to find Cheyenne Privet in the Toronto area as my 86-year-old Cheyenne Privet hedge needs some replacement. I used to get ķthem from the now-closed Plant World on Eglinton but no-one else seems to know…