Plants for a Hedge

I have 4’x4′ posts already cemented and ready for an 8′ tall & 56′ long wood privacy fence but I’ve changed my mind about installing a wooden fence. I am very much interested in some type of a living fence…

Propagating Boston Ivy From Cuttings

I have a cutting of Boston Ivy, from a friend.  I took off the bottom leaves, put the stem in water, and it’s under fluorescent lights 24/7, along with all my vegetable seedlings. Is this the correct way to propagate…

Growing Table Grapes on Arbour*

Hello, I built a pergola in my backyard and I want to plant grapevines on each post (4) and I was wondering if you could advise on what type of vines for table grapes and if I can plant 4…

Ivy from Nova Scotia

I have tried growing Ivy that I got from my Niece in Nova Scotia. I just grows wild in her shaded back yard.. I have tried three times now but as soon as I put it in PEI soil is…

Boston Ivy

Presently I have Boston Ivy on my garage and I love it. I am erecting a fence along my lot line which will connect or join with my existing fence. I want to cover the new wood fence also with…

North Facing Shrubs

What shrubs would grow against a north facing wall. This is the back wall of a garage, which is quite empty and I’d like a larger shrubs. The planting area is 9′ wide and 3-4.5′ deep. I think a pyramidal…

Ivy *

For many years ivy has flourished on my large house. Now, the ivy continues to grow well on the west facing side of my house. However from the right center of the house, and all along the east side of…

Vines*

Can you suggest a vine appropriate to grow on a brick chimney without any special support? I live in the Annapolis valley in western Nova Scotia. Thanks!  …

Mounding Dipladenia*

Hello, I am in Toronto and my question is: Can mounding dipladenia withstand hot afternoon sun? I’ve planted there Non-stop begonia and their leaves were scorched. I had to move them quickly. I like dipladenia. Can it tolerate that situation?…

Dog Strangling Vine*

I have been hearing about the invasiveness of this vine for some years. It is in all the parks and has now crept across Leslie along the trails and into my garden, so I pulled the shoots last year. I…