Norway maple

Is it possible to plant Karl forester grass as an informal hedge in an area underneath and beyond the drip line of a Norway maple? If not, is it possible to lay ground cover? If not, will anything grow under…

Lilac standard

I have a lilac on a standard in a flower bed… likely 10- 15 years old and I prune it back every year to about the same size. Problem is several of the main branches from the graft on one…

Major trim to cedar hedge

Hi, We live in Swansea (south of Bloor and Jane toward the lake). Our house faces south (toward the lake). We moved in 11 years ago and inherited a too-tall (about 2 metres tall) box (?) cedar hedge that runs…

Climbing Roses

We are in mid-town Toronto and have a 12 year old climbing rose going up our pergola which is in the north west corner of the garden. Can we prune the roses now? It is just starting to send out…

Training Japanese maple

My Japanese maple looks like growing too heavy on the left size. Is that ok to remove the lowest branch out so to make it grow like a weeping canopy?…

Hard Pruning a Kolkwitzia amabilis

Hello. I live in Port Hope. I have an old Kolkwitzia amabilis. I have tried to keep the size of it fairly small, and as a result the bush is now an awkward shape. I might inevitably need to dig…

Pruning pine trees

I’m in Toronto, and I would like to prune three pine trees in front of my house(see pictures attached). When is the best time of year to prune these trees and where on the branch should they be cut? In…

Pruning pine trees and bushes

1. Can the pine trees and bushes be pruned back. 2. If so, when is the best time to prune them? I have a blue spruce bush and a few dwarf pine trees that are overgrown.…

Roses Pruning!

Hi :) I decide to prune my roses today (light prune) meaning taking of any cross branches, dead branches , overgrowth, too much tall growth since the rose garden was getting out of control. I was going to do a…

Indoor Hibiscus

Hello, I’ve got 30 year old hibiscus plants.  In recent years they appear to be very healthy (lot of green leaves) but rarely a flower.  I rarely fertilize.  They spend the summer months in the outdoors though protected from direct…