Spots on Japanese Maple

I have spots on my Japanese Maple leaves in addition to some leaves which are withered. I assume the latter is due to not enough water. Please advise me re the cause of the spots and if there is a…

Weeping pussywillow tree

I bought weeping pussywillow tree and left in pot for about a month but left outside in full sun. I transplanted it into the ground my soil is very dry and sandy so I added new soil and manure I…

Hydrangea pruning

Would you kindly advise me when and how to prune the hydrangea in this photo? Also tell me what kind it is. Thank you…

Pruning of shrub in photo

Pruning of shrub from photo. I think this shrub is a deutzia. Am I correct? How and when do I cut it back? Thank you,…

Japanese maple wilting question

Hello, We are located in Guelph, Ontario. Zone 5b. We planted a small, japanese maple tree in our front yard in June of this year (full sun in the morning). The leaves have begun to wilt over the last month.…

Overwintering Catalpa Seedlings

Hello, I live in Sudbury, Ontario. Several years ago I was given 3 catalpa trees. Last year one finally flowered and I kept the seeds. I planted them this year and have several seedlings about 2 inches tall. Where should…

Apple Trees – No Fruit

Our apple trees only grow fruit every other year. We’ve owned the property for about 10 years, and this has happened consistently since we moved in. We live in the Niagara Region, the soil is sandy. There are 8 trees…

Suggestions for what I can plant in area by fence.

I want to replace my 5 Karl forester grasses with something about the same height that will not require as much maintenance. As I’m getting older I’m looking for something that will require less work. The area is 3 ft,…

Elderberry stopped flowering

We have several wild elderberry bushes. We have harvested the berries for over 20 years. Last year, two of the bushes produced almost no flower heads: in their place were ‘heads’ of very small leaves. The appearance is that the…