Boxwood hedge – what to do with dead section

We have a huge old boxwood hedge, planted 40 odd years ago along the top edge of a stone wall. One end of it died this year and we carefully removed the dead branches. We cannot dig out the old…

Boxwood and pruning other flowers, trees and shrubs

I would like to know if there us a basic schedule to follow for  pruning the following: Hydrangea (limelight and annabelle), Weigela, Hosta, Rose of Sharon, Hicks Yew and Perennial flowers? All in fall or spring.  Trying to streamline. I…

Dying Boxwoods

Hello , I came across your website , my boxwoods have really looked unhealthy this year & getting worst . I have been here 10 years and they have never been this bad . Is there something I can do…

Euonymous Damage

I have extensive damage to my euonymous plant this spring, I guess caused by winter weather. Large portions of this mature shrub are brown leaved/dead. The bottom part of the shrub is fine; it’s just the top and middle. Can…

Boxwood Leaf Miner

Hi and thanks for reading my question. I have one set of two boxwoods that are about 4 years old that I transplanted from containers to garden bed and another set of three that I planted last spring. I have…

Boxwood caterpillar

Hello, I just today realized that the deterioration of my 10 boxwoods shrubs this spring is because of box tree caterpillar. At this point they are about 30-50% decimated. I see that there is an organic treatment called BTK available…

Green caterpillars on boxwood

I live in Toronto and for the second year I find green caterpillars on my boxwood. Last June I picked up by hand at least 200 of them. Yesterday I noticed droppings underneath the boxwood shrub which was nearly denuded…

Winter Gem Boxwood Inquiry

I have an inquiry with regards to my winter gem boxwoods located in the front of my house (front of my house is East facing, located in Etobicoke, and we get a good mix of direct sun and shade throughout…

Terrace Wintering

We are new to terrace gardening (we are on the 8th floor of a building at Bloor and Bathurst that faces east) and were curious about wintering our plants. We have four Royal holly plants in double walled planters and…