• weedy sod

    If I remove weedy sod (includes coarse invasive grass) to store over the winter in a plastic bag, in the spring may I safely work it into the garden soil without reactivating the weeds? Zone 5 hot dry summers,  

  • Ground cover dug up nightly

    The ground-cover in my Toronto garden is being dug up every night. Every morning there are huge clumps turned upside down, with an absolute mess. What animal do you think this is, and what can I do to prevent it? ...

  • Slime Mold

    In our garden today, there is a strange glob...it is the colour of mandarin oranges, looks crusty but is in fact frothy. When you scrape away the outer coating it looks like seeds inside. One photo shows my foot to ...

  • Japanese beetle infestation

    My vines etc. etc. have been decimated! We hung those WW2 looking bomb things and hand picked off the little devils and drown them in soapy water. To the tune of about 20lbs! We have an order in for nematodes to ...

  • Failing succulents

    I purchased a collection of succulents in Jan and they were all doing really well until the last week or two. Now each seems to have a different problem. The cactus has white stuff on it. It looks like Mealy ...

  • Cherry tree dying

    4 years ago I planted 2 sweet cherry trees in Guelph. They probably dont get as much sunlight as they should. All was well (I had some black aphids but having ...

  • Growing Hostas in Canada

    I have just returned to the u.k. after visiting a friend who lives near Guelph in Ontario. I was amazed by the size and quality of hostas in most gardens. There was no evidence of slugs. In the u.k. I ...

  • Low growing weed

    Wondering what this low growing groundcover-type weed is that is growing on our property. Leafs are up to 12". Seems to spread quickly. Last year very small patch.  

  • Japanese Maple

    Dear friends, I am hoping you can help me identify what happened to a mature japanese maple, and if there is any course of action that I can take to help it out. This tree, in Stratford, Ontario, is about ...

  • Inground pests destroying garlic cloves

    One of the items grown in my Toronto garden are garlic cloves. The last few years there is a worm (?), about the diameter of two needles, that eats the garlic leaving a brownish stain on the cloves. Eventually it ...

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