Woody/wilting English lavender stem

  I live in East York and I bought an English lavender plant and am growing it in a container.  Two weeks have now passed and my lavender seems to be consistently droopy and does not perk up at night…

Triple Mix for hellebores

Is “triple mix” sufficiently alkaline for Hellebores? I purchased two at TBG’s plant sale following the cancellation of Canada Blooms and want to make sure I plant them in the best possible soil conditions.…

High Soil Analyses Readings, Poorer Yields

We have a vegetable garden which was started in 2010. The soil is very shallow, shale bedrock only 4 or 5 inches below. We made raised beds with good organic loam, 10 inches and have added large amounts of composted…

Yellowed grass, nitrogen burn and alkaline soil

My lawn is yellow and I wonder if this is because I over-fertilized it in the fall (i.e., too much nitrogen?).  I replaced the soil and sod 2 years ago and the lawn looked OK for awhile, but then I…

Hedges for Alkaline Soils

We have been trying to grow a hedge in alkaline soil in Bowmanville to no avail for several years and would like some advice on what kind of plants do well as hedges in alkaline soil.    …