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What is the quickest way to eliminate periwinkle?
Peonies and iris aren’t too demanding. You could apply liquid fish fertilizer in early spring, when new growth starts. Divide iris every few years.
I have some crocus clumps that need to be split and divided. Do I do that now or wait until Fall planting time?
Beverly asks about impatiens plants due to the powder mildew issue that hit them a few years ago. Have the growers been able to develop a replacement?
Beverley asks what type of fertilizer does one use on spring bulbs once they have flowered. Most experts recommend feeding them twice a year.
Pamela in Sarnia asks why the daffodils she plants each fall bloom the following spring but never again. Beckie provides tips on what’s needed to re-bloom.
Elizabeth asks where to buy seeds or plants for dwarf hardy gloxinia (Incarvillea mairei). We have some suggestions but welcome readers to comment.
V.J. in Coburg, Ont., has a problem with leaf curl on hydrangea and wants to know how to prevent the leaf curling pest on Annabelle hydrangeas.