Raspberries

My Boyne raspberries are 3 year-old. Lots of berries but not ripening and are hard as golf balls…

Haskap

What do I need to know to grow happy haskap? I know they need acidic soil, would wood ash help with that? Where is the best place to buy these plants? I want to grow them in a sunny location,…

Pruning raspberries in winter

My question is whether or not it’s ok to prune my plants during the winter. Or if I should wait until spring or if I should wait until next fall ? I realize most of the pruning ( my raspberry…

Shrub/Tree Fuchsia Flower Orange Berries

While walking at the Spit yesterday, we spotted a shrub/tree with long slender green leaves, a fuchsia flower and two orange berries dangling from the centre of the flower. The tree like shrub was about 10′ high. The flower was…

Plants for wind break from Lake Simcoe west winds

I live south of Orillia, just off the east side of Lake Simcoe. It’s the lake, a house, a small road and then me. The way our homes are situated, the winds blow between the TWO lakeside houses and up…

Best winterberry

Being Christmas and looking forward to future Christmases, I am interested in planting a Winterberry. Since space is not an issue, what variety would be best in sandy soils with a Barrie climate. I am interested in using the berries…