Ian in Summerstown, Ontario, asks: I have raspberries that produce in July, then a second crop in September/ October. How would you suggest I prune the canes? Garden Making reply: Our suggestion is to read the factsheet on “Raspberries and Blackberries for Home Gardens” published online by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Here is a link to the … [Read more...] about How should raspberry canes be pruned?
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Irene in Edmonton writes: I have been searching for a witch-hazel shrub/tree and I am having no success in locating any nursery that sells this beautiful shrub. Do you know of any nurseries that stock it? Garden Making replies: We asked on Twitter, but also emailed Simone Lounsbery at Vineland Nurseries in Vineland, Ontario. Simone emailed information to Irene about our … [Read more...] about Where can I buy witch-hazel?
Isabel in Clinton, Ontario, asks: I have a passion flower plant that’s growing green leaves but not many flowers. Last year it grew in a tight mass of leaves and plenty of flowers, but they were mostly on the inside so they were hard to see. This year I made it a trellis so it could grow freely and that it has, but there have not been many flowers to enjoy. I water it and … [Read more...] about Why won’t my passion flower bloom?
Wally in Toronto, Ontario, asks: When I bring my rosemary plants into the house for the winter, they get a powdery mildew that kills new growth. How do I treat this? Beckie’s reply: Good air circulation is important to prevent or at least control powdery mildew. Don’t crowd your rosemaries with other houseplants and keep them away from humid locations. Consider directing a … [Read more...] about How to treat powdery mildew on rosemary?
Debbie in Winnipeg, Manitoba, asks: Why won’t my eucomis bloom? They did bloom the first few years, but for the past three, they have grown only leaves. I give them lots of sun and water, and occasional fertilizer. I’ve tried 10-52-10 and 20-20-20. I store them dormant indoors in their pots and then pot them up in fresh new potting soil in early spring until they can go … [Read more...] about Why won’t my eucomis bloom?