• shallow burrow in a raised vegetable garden

    we have a small raised vegetable garden 1.5 metres high and I found a shallow burrow right in the middle. It was approx6 inches in diameter and 12 inches deep filled with dried grass. I cleaned it out and replaced ...

  • Burrowing Pests

    Recently I've noticed several burrowing holes under the crowns of established rhododendrons and large hostas. What is this animal and how can I coax it out and keep it out?

  • Dying Cherry Tree

    Hello, Thanks for taking time to read my message. I live in Toronto and have a cherry tree in my backyard. We had the blossom this spring, but it didn't go as well as last year, perhaps because of the unseasonally cold ...

  • Powdery Mildew on Squash

    Hi There, I'm a newbie with my vegetable garden and it seems powdery mildew is taking over my pumpkins, spaghetti squash and yellow zucchini. I've sprayed it with a baking soda and water solution, not sure if it's the right thing ...

  • Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD)

    I have an  infestation of SWD. Can you please advise: 1.if soft fruit that is infected with larvae can be eaten after treated with salt water soak 2.how best to keep population down without using pesticides  

  • Emerald Cedar foliage eaten by deer

    We live in Kingston, Ontario and had a very long and cold winter marked by freezing rain and snow. Next door is a conservation area where many deer live. They were lacking sufficient food given the winter condition and ventured ...

  • Bacillus thuringiensis

    Hello, My sweet potato vine leaves are being eaten alive & very rapidly; I've been advised to use more natural methods to control the feasting bugs such as Bacillus Thuringiensis. The manager at a major nursery here in Toronto hasn't heard ...

  • cornus kousa chinensis

    I have a 7 year old cornus kousa which is now 10 ft tall. It is nestled in my Toronto backyard, facing west. Sadly this year it did not bloom at all and recently some leaves are already beginning to ...

  • Fungal disease in plum tree

    please what is the treatment for fungi, the reason being that, my plum treat is full of it. thanks.

  • Raccoon feces

    We have a little garden on our deck, with vegetables, flowers and trees. A raccoon is eating the plants and has recently started pooping in the planters.  We know about safe removal techniques, but wonder whether the feces will affect ...

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