Weeding grass among Vinca minor

How can I eradicate the tall grasses intertwining amongst my established vinca minor (besides painstakingly hand pulling)?…

Plant Identification

This plant sprouted in my garden amidst my French velour bush beans. I was concerned it might be invasive and so, removed it. Could you please help me identify it? If so – what precautions should I take? I garden…

Privet hedges

Hello, when do the berries grow on privet hedges and do these plants attract a lot of birds and othet forms of wildlife?…

Prune Euonymus alatus aka firebush

I have an overgrown shrub that I would like to prune by 1/3 to 1/2 it’s current size – approximately 10 ft high with spread about 6 ft. Can this be done in the fall? How should offering maintain unnatural…

Creeping Jenny and name of a small tree

Good day, I have a question re a small tree like plant that my neighbor has in his garden that is very pretty. I enjoy it from my garden. He wants to give me a little one that always comes…

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…