• Garden Uses For Old Liquor

    Can hard liquor be used in gardening? I’ve been decluttering the family home, and don’t drink alcohol, wouldn’t regift an open bottle, and don’t use it in cooking. I’ve noticed that some online gardeners use beer in the garden, but I ...

  • Greenhouse Pests

    Friends have a lemon tree and an orange tree in their greenhouse. They are in blossom now and infested with bugs, probably aphids. Last year they had the same problem, sprayed with Safers End-All ii; they had no fruit. What should ...

  • Grubs Harming Grass

    I am going to need to replace my complete front lawn. We have just purchased a house from an elderly gentleman who had not been able to do battle with grubs over the last couple of years. There is not ...

  • Mulching During Winter?

    Mulching During Winter? What happens if mulching is done during winter, since we’ve had so little snowcover during this GTA winter? Specifically, if I add mulch on top of any weeds remaining from the past spring/summer/fall, will the remaining weeds be nourished, ...

  • Growing London Plane Trees

    I am trying to grow London Plane trees from seed taken from a tree in Boston. I managed to germinate some seeds last summer and have a nice 18″ specimen under grow lights as well as a second bunch ...

  • Spots and Foamy Balls on Cacti

    Two of our cactus plants have fallen sick this winter. One has become covered in light brown/beige spots. The other, a shorter round cactus has white foamy balls that have formed on it (pictures attached). They share a pot where ...

  • Discoloured and Dying Leaves on House Plant

    Two months ago my house plants were attacked by aphids or some similar bug. I sprayed them heavily and religiously with Safer's Soap, four treatments in 28 days. Now ...

  • Weed Identification

    For the past 6/7 years I've battled this weed that keeps popping right back up every year. Finally this year I dug up the whole section of the garden it had taken over and found very large white roots hidden ...

  • Weeping Spruce

    We live in Toronto (Rosedale) and the soil has a tendency to be Clay like. Our Weeping Spruce was about 8 years ago and does not seems to be happy with branches near the base dying and some slight signs ...

  • Over Wintering Eugenia Topiary

    Hello, I have 2 Eugenia topiaries on my front porch ( mostly shade). How do I keep them alive through the winter? I do have a small shed and a bit of space in the garage - am afraid of ...

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