Laurel hedging

Wondering if Laurel hedging can be used in southern Ontario (Whitby). If not what are some good alternatives other than cedars and boxwoods. Just find them a bit boring. Also needs to grow to a height of 6-8 feet.…

Bush honeysuckle

I have a bush honeysuckle (with pink flowers) that just appeared in my yard. It’s pretty, smells nice, and looks great but I hear they’re invasive. Is it possible to manage it in a yard? Or should I kill it…

Leaf roller in hydrangea

Hello. I read your article about leaf roller on hydrangea. In town (Ottawa) I can watch closely and smash the caterpillars. But at the cottage I’ve lost 5 plants to the infestation because I was not there often enough to…

Insects or something on Viburnum

Can you tell me pls what this is. 2 days ago my viburnum Onondaga was fine and today it is covered in tiny holes and looks like the leaves are dying.…

Serviceberry blight, Part 2

This is my second posing of a question about my Robin Hill Serviceberry (first question/answer under “Serviceberry Blight”). The leaves have indeed developed bright orange spots, and the tips of some branches and also berry clusters are starting to drop.…

Japanese maple die off

Hello, We moved into a house on St. Clair West last summer. There was a Japanese maple planted on the front lawn that only got growth on the peripheral branches – the centre branches were all dead. We cut the…

Syringa Ludwig Spaethe standard lilac

I have 3 Syringa Ludwig standard lilac trees in my garden. They are 5 years old and bloom every year. This year, 2 are blooming but one is not. It has small buds, which are green inside, and the twigs…

Plant

Hi, the attached photo is a plant in my front lawn garden of my home. I’m not sure what type of plant it is but have noticed clusters of dark, hard sacks growing off the branches of the plant all…