Discoloured Cedars

I planted cedars along one of my fences for privacy from my neighbours. They’re each about 5′ tall and I’m hoping in a year or so, they’ll spread out a bit. The problem is that they began to yellow and…

browning cedars

I planted several emerald cedars from our local nursery last fall, in the flowerbeds at my children’s school. Most of the cedars have thrived, but the group that is in a corner with constant southern exposure have browned badly. I…

Difficult gardening area

I have a space approx 12 ft x 4 ft. It has a wooden wall (separating it from the driveway along one long edge, a short concrete wall (15 inches high) on the other long edge and the house along…

Hedge trimming times

What is the best time of year to trim a (swamp?) cedar hedge (in Scarborough)? We would like to trim it in August if possible, but we don’t want to ruin the hedge either.…

Pruning weeping Alaskan cedar

I have a Weeping Alaskan Cedar that may need pruning. (I attached a photo, hopefully you can see it.) It seems to have 2 leaders (each about 3′ tall) in addition to the main tree (4′ tall). One coming from…

Dwarf Alberta Spruce black stems

Hi, this is truly the worst year for problems with plants in my garden…My Dwarf Alberta Spruce all of a sudden developed blackening of the stems and I had to remove some branches. It looks like a pest or a…