Emerald green cedars

Hi, iam wondering our cedars are facing west but are partially shaded by a large maple tree.The trees look decent but patchy should we move them to our back yard that has full sun for 6-8 hours.we also have another…

Astilbe Companion Flowers

I am going to have to transplant my astilbes. The problem is, the area between the sidewalk and the astilbes gets sun. I would like a low-growing complimentary plant that will not hide the astilbes. Any suggestions would be appreciated.…

Locust Tree – All Branches Dead

Hello – I planted 4 locust trees at my cottage 4 years ago. Last spring, one of the trees appeared dead (no leaves) in the established branches but had vigorous suckers growing from the trunk all of the way up…

Spacing for a Dappled Willow hedge

Hi there, I recently purchased Dappled Willow shrubs to create a privacy hedge between my yard and my neighbours. I read on a website that the spacing should be 2′ apart but then on another website it should be 4-6′.…

Transplanting Field Cut Burlap Bagged Hicksii Yews

I live in Oakville and planted some field cut burlap bagged yews that I would like to move to another location. Some were planted in August 2013 and some in August 2014. Would they be okay to transplant anytime/or a…

Protective Covering for Shrubs and Perennials

Resident in North York. Contractors have dug up our front garden (while repairing our leaking basement), including perennials,¬†shrubs, small trees and bulbs, leaving roots and root balls exposed in clumps on our front lawn. I have meanwhile loosely covered…

shrub cuttings over winter

I have a few cuttings that I potted 2 months ago. They are growing pretty good. I have not decided where to plant them. Can I leave them in the pots over the winter, or should I plant them on…

Peony not blooming

Three years ago I divided a beautiful heritage peony into 2 plants. I replanted them in the same garden that contains other peonies which bloom beautifully. The transplants contained 5-8 eyes each and I was careful not to plant too…

Lilac bush and peeling bark from maple tree

Hi, there. I have a few gardening problems I need help with. I have a lilac bush in the backyard that was planted over 13 years ago. Every year it blooms and has been bushy and healthy. This year in…