Japanese knotweed

Which chemical I can use, to kill the Japanese knotweed. And where to buy. I’m in Canada Ontario…

Shade tolerant clumping grass

I want to grow something 8-10ft tall along about 8 feet of my fence line, to create privacy. I have sandy soil. The area is shady. I want fast growing. I’m not fond of cedars. Want something clumping so it…

lily of the valley

Hi Need to get rid of this! dig it up as much as possible. then newspapers and on top, soil… i guess the newspapers biodegrade and next year i can plant right on top of the soil?…

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…

Virginia Creeper

Hello, I have ivy growing on my fence. It is coming from the neighbour’s, other side of the fence. It looks quite nice when the leaves are out. I would like to know the name to perhaps plant more of…

How to get rid of Campanula (Creeping Bellflower)

I have lots of campunella covering almost the whole front yard. Should I get rid of all of them? First I thought they are ground cover but they are coverering all other plants. If I need to get rid of…

Pruning common and glossy buckthorn

I am in Toronto and I would like to control the spread of some common and glossy buckthorn bushes. I enjoy pruning and I would like to prune the bushes, as close as possible to the ground, twice a year,…

Ligularia dentata cv Othello

Is it typical for Othello to be invasive? One orignal plant has turned into hundreds of enormous plants with 1-foot leaves in my downtown Toronto garden. The seedlings grow up everywhere -sun , shade, wet, dry including in cracks in…

It’s invasive and I need it gone – False spirea

I only have pics of leaves now. When it blooms it has flowers similar to an asilbe. The roots run underground and the plant pops up everywhere. The garden centre I got it from said it was an astilbe; but,…

Creepy Virginia Creeper

Hi there, I’m a new homeowner and a new gardener, and apparently also the new owner of a very robust virginia creeper, growing all over a chain link fence in our backyard. I tried pulling it all out twice last…