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…

Pruning in the Fall – New Dawn climbing rose

I planted 4 climbing New Dawn roses on my front arbour in late Spring. I had some blooms and some weaker stems with no buds. Do I cut them all down this fall or just the weak ones or none??…

Boxwood and pruning other flowers, trees and shrubs

I would like to know if there us a basic schedule to follow for  pruning the following: Hydrangea (limelight and annabelle), Weigela, Hosta, Rose of Sharon, Hicks Yew and Perennial flowers? All in fall or spring.  Trying to streamline. I…