Hornbeam and Beech tree diseases

I live near High Park and I was considering planting european beech trees or hornbeam but I just came across some information about diseases in them. Is this a serious enough condition to find another tree and if so are…

Growing raspberries in eastern Ontario

I planted raspberry canes in spring 2021 and had a reasonable crop of berries in September/October. A handful each day for about three weeks. Then last year the berries never ripened! We had blossoms and tiny fruit but they never…

How to prune my young tree

Hello, I have a young service berry that I only planted an year ago and I just found out that it having two co-dominant leader stems is a problem. I know I have to pick one stem and trim it…

Privacy Bush/Flowers

Hi there, We are looking to plant a bush, flowers, etc along our 20 foot chain link fence in our backyard. The area gets sun in the summer from about 10am-4 pm. We want to plant something that offers alot…

Lucky Bamboo

I have two Lucky Bamboos growing in a soil mix in our bathroom. They are doing so well, that they are huge – I do have to try to avoid overwatering, since the glass containers don’t have drainage. They are…

Climbing Hydrangea

We have a beautiful, healthy climbing hydrangea that was here when we purchased this home. I have no idea how to care for it. Does it need any clipping like a hedge or best to just let it go. Looking…

Hibiscus

Potted outside for summer, now in house, still blooming. About 40 in. globe shape. Q- Can I cut it back now. It is too big for my space !…

Prairie Rose bush pruning

We have Praire rose bushes on our garden terrace( in a large bed) facing west. The bushes are now overgrown, obstructing our view and the CN tower. Can I cut the branches now or wait until spring?…

Training a young wisteria

I have a new Blue Moon wisteria (when purchased it was about 1 metre high) that was planted in May and has reached the top of the pergola, twining around a support. Now it has nothing to climb on to,…

Boxwood hedge – what to do with dead section

We have a huge old boxwood hedge, planted 40 odd years ago along the top edge of a stone wall. One end of it died this year and we carefully removed the dead branches. We cannot dig out the old…