Planting in a ravine location

Hello. I wish to plant a honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) along my backyard chain link fence which borders a ravine. I am going to clear a corner that has been taken over by ravine plants. What can I do to try…

Rhododendron Mist Maiden

Hi My 3 year old rhododendron Mist Maiden is looking very yellow and looks stressed. I have added peat and food at the beginning of the season. It did not bloom (most of my Rhodos didn’t bloom this year.) but…

Using Dead Cedar Foliage as Mulch

I am confused about the uses of fallen cedar foliage. My neighbor and I share a boundary cedar hedge (7 foot high, 20+ years old, zone 5, semi-arid climate, clay soil). The hedge is healthy and drops the normal amount…

tiny front garden ideas

Hello, My front is a just 18″ deep and about 10 feet long – it was once just concrete but we have recently removed it and placed a wooden barrier around it. The house is south facing so I am…

Garlic

I planted my garlic in mid October this year.  I noticed, because of the mild weather Toronto has experienced in November and December, my garlic is 6 inches tall already. What can I do? Should I mulch heavily to stop…

mulch

I have two questions. The first is, I have black cedar mulch on my garden at the moment that I put on in the spring. One person has told me I should remove that every fall. But I’ve also read…

Weed suppresion

We are in Oshawa. We have several good sized perennial beds with decent loamy soil – well amended. They got a little out of control last summer, largely because I was away during prime gardening season. This year we dug…

mulch purpose.

Hi –  I was wondering what is the purpose of using mulch around the trees? i don’t usually put it around but some of my neighbours do. Thanks a lot.…

Amending Clay Soil

Hello, I’m writing from southern Manitoba, Canada. Our zone is a warm 3 and we have very sticky clay soil. We’ve been working it for 5 years now, and we’re still having a lot of trouble getting a proper yield…