• Umbrella tree

    Hi, I have an umbrella tree that is 5 years old. I keep it in a cool sunroom during the winter and in the backyard during the summer. It is very ...

  • What are the hundreds of bugs crawling on our flower pots and fence?

    We live in the Toronto Beach area, and at the back end of our garden,  under our neighbour's very large weeping willow tree, there are literally hundreds, and hundreds, of bugs crawling around the rims of our potted plants, and along ...

  • Does my tree have verticillium wilt?

    I have a Norway Maple that I think is very sick. Some branches are completely dead on one side of the tree and some others still have leaves but they have gone brown. There are also some thin, stringy mushrooms ...

  • Growing Hedera Helix indoors

    What a great site! I looked through the other questions, and learned a lot about some of my other plants.Thank you! Now my question: I grow my ivies by an urban East window, and they seem quite happy. However, some of ...

  • Ants in a Willow Tree

    We have a giant willow tree on our front lawn. It has been there 50 years. We like it because it gives our property character. We usually get it trimmed every 5 years. This year we noticed the bark was ...

  • apply beneficial nematodes and overseed grass together

    I have grub problem and some part of the lawn is bare, I like to apply beneficial nematodes and together with over seeding the whole lawn. Is this possible ? I know I need to water the lawn after I ...

  • Can anyone identify this translucent garden slug?

    Hello We took this photo of what appears to be a completely transparent slug on a leaf of the burning bush in a garden in Uxbridge, Ontario Canada. The leaves of this tree aren't large, so the "slug" is about 1 ...

  • White Mould

    Today I discovered white mould on my butternut squash leaves. They are next to our tomato plants. I live in Toronto and the garden gets full sun most of the day. How do I get rid of the mould? Tear ...

  • Brown /rust on leaves of my hydrangea

    I have brown/rust marks on the leaves of my hydrangea.  It is three years old and in a sunny location.  Do you have any ideas what I can do chemically or naturally to remedy this?

  • Chanticleer ornamental pear

    I was told by my landscape designer that chanticleer pears have started having a problem with disease in the Toronto area.  This was told to me August 2014.  Now I live in Cobourg and would like to put them in ...

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