Question from Mary in Mary, L’Orignal, Ont. How do you get rid of moss? I have tried everything I can think of and nothing seems to work. I had several large spruce trees removed to provide more light and I just got more and thicker moss. There is a large cedar hedge around the yard, but lots of sun. The earth is heavy clay and acidic. I have used a heavy rake to almost … [Read more...] about How do you get rid of moss?
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Question from Claire in London, Ont. I have had trout lilies growing and spreading happily under my 20-year-old magnolia tree for about 10 years. The foliage is healthy looking. When they die off, healthy ferns, hostas and Japanese forest grass fill in. My question is why do they never bloom? I don’t fertilize. I leave the leaf litter on the bed to naturally break down … [Read more...] about Why do my trout lilies never bloom?
Question from Margaret S. in Kingston, Ont. As a loyal follower from issue No. 1, I have come to look on you as my general garden encyclopaedia. However, I have a problem: This year my hitherto lovely hydrangea is quite luscious and green, but not a single flower. I have been told that it’s lacking phosphate as my composted leaves have produced too much nitrogen and depleted … [Read more...] about Why isn’t my hydrangea flowering?