Wisteria

I live in a small community just north of Montreal near the Ontario Border and I have a vigorously growing wisteria vine which started flowering this year.  I am concerned whether the vine will do damage where it has attached…

Climbing Surfaces for Climbing Hydrangea

Hello There, I would like to know if a climbing Hydrangea would be able to grow up a wire mesh or chain-link fence for example. I am aware that they are root climbers that usually adhere to wood or masonry…

Ivy on walls

Hi, I’m a first time home buyer and we bought a house with ivy grown. Since we did not like it we took help of a gardner and got rid of the ivy. However, there are still dry ivy stuck…

Wilted melon vine

I’m in Toronto, good soil, sunny spot.  A melon seed from composter soil sprouted and I have a long vine with many flowers and one pale green/dark green stripes, oval fruit, which is about 6″ long.  The vine has now…

Creeping vines

I have a lovely vine coming over the fence from my neighbour’s property. Looks like grape leaf.  It goes everywhere and I have been cutting it back so it won’t strangle my plants.  Am I being overly cautious?…

Do I need to prune my 12 year old grape vine?

I have a 12 year old grape vine that shades the patio in my back yard.  It has produced fruit for 11 years and then last year the grapes all turned black and fell off.  I can see that it’s…

Planting in a damp area

We would like to plant a vine or climbing plant on a newly constructed trellis. The challenge is that the area can be wet in spring. The location gets full sun from early morning until early evening: it faces south…

Vines and grasses for containers

I have two questions, both about container gardening in Toronto. 1. Suggestions for a perennial climbing vine for a third floor hot deck (with a watering system) 1a) is there a hardy clematis that might survive the winter? 2. Suggestions…

English ivy on fence looks dead

We have a lot of ivy on our wooden fence in the backyard and growing up a white pine. It has always looked lovely. This year it looks dead–light brown in colour–I’m assuming it has something to do with the…