Tarping invasive plants

I would like to tarp lily of the valley and periwinkle. Can I do this starting in August and remove the tarp in April? Thank you,…

Goutweed in a flowerbed

My husband and I recently bought a home with a beautiful flower bed in the backyard. However, we found out that it’s been overrun by goutweed. I’ve done a lot of research online and have learned that it’s extremely difficult…

Removing Lily of the Valley

When I moved to my present home, the garden had a small patch of lily of the valley. It was pretty so I let it be. Over the years it has spread steadily and has now infiltrated other plants that…

Invasive butterbur

I am wondering how best to handle a deciduously shaded ravine forest garden being seemingly overtaken by an unknown species of perennial Elephant Ears. I gather some are edible, and some are poisonous. https://newscapesgardendesign.com/2016/07/29/elephant-ear-plants-edible-or-not/ While visually dramatic they would seem…

Japanese Knotweed Information

Hi, We moved into our North Toronto home in 2004 and we failed to ask the previous owners what all the plants were in the garden. Since then I’ve always wondered what the strange plant was in the corner. Every…

Growing Ivy

I live in Prince Edward Island and for the last few years I have been trying to grow English Ivy…I bring clippings home from my sister’s in Nova Scotia.I start them in water until they have lots of roots…put them…

Lily of the Valley invasion

Hello, Lily of the Valley are invading my garden. It comes from the back neighbors yard. I tried digging a trench at the back at the fence and put a plastic barrier, nothing is working. Is it permitted to use…

Sunflowers to halt invasive bamboo?

Hello, several years ago, our neighbor planted running bamboo. Needless to say, it is now running across our property. Since sunflowers are hard on “all grasses” according to what I’ve read on your website, do you think if I purchase…

Identify a plant -Goutweed

I am assisting a friend with a garden cleaning, and they have a large area covered by some plant that I don’t recognize. Can you help me. Someone told me it could be raspberry.