bay laurel in a pot – brown leaves

I have a bay laurel which I bought last year as a small plant with just a few leaves. It had a large and lively root structure, and grew vigorously outside in a clay pot through last summer. I brought…

Amending poor soil

I have tested my garden clay soil and find it has neutral PH and low phosphorous, and potash and very low nitrogen. What kind of fertilizer should I use to improver the quality and want can I use to make…

Narcissus

I live in Bayview Village. My “Fortissimo” narcissus were paler than usual this year. They had pale yellow petals (instead of the usual deeper yellow) and deep yellow trumpets (instead of the usual orange). They came on during the very…

Soil Fertility: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

Description Soil fertility refers to the ability of soil to supply and sustain nutrients for healthy plant growth. Maintaining the fertility and health of garden soil is important for good lawn and garden management. Soil fertility promotes the development of…

Gerbera Daisies

I cannot for the life of me figure out why some of my Gerberas are dying while the others thrive. They are in a rectangular planter box beside our front stairs. They get full sun (south facing) and are well…

Fertilizer for growing veggies in containers

What kind of fertilizer should be used for veggies growing in container? How often should they be applied? Some fertilizers contain 4-6-4, some has 20-20-20.  Is 20-20-20 stronger than 4-6-4? Should we use half the strength of fertilizers when applying…

Fertilizing Hostas in the Spring

Good evening. I am not a fan of commercial fertilizer, but I have heard that it is best to feed your hostas as they pop out of the ground in the spring. In the US they use Milorganite. I don’t…

Fertilizer

Where do I buy fertilizer 3 1 2 or 3 1 3…