• Browning on transplanted 9′ White Spruce

    We transplanted five 9-foot tall White Spruce trees from just Stouffville to Toronto, towards the end of August, 2014. All seemed well, but a week ago, three of the five trees started browning at the lower level (as seen in ...

  • ivory silk tree: bark peeling

    The bark on my 4 year old Ivory Silk tree in N. Mississauga close to hwy 401 is peeling. I cannot see any pests; when I peel the bark further than ...

  • Diseased plants – Japanese Maple

    I wonder if you can advise me about my Japanese Maple that was planted in spring last year - see photo attached.  Midway through the summer it began to shed its leaves.   It does have buds on the tree now but it ...

  • My “mini palm” has mites

    My "mini palm" looks like it has mites - I have sprayed it with a weak soapy solution, but it doesn't seem to be helping.

  • Sick of Repairing Lawn Every Spring

    One of the Master Gardeners at Canada Blooms suggested I contact you regarding my problem. I have moles (at least creatures that live under ground) and make holes all over the lawn and flower beds, in the front lawn only.  We ...

  • Boxwood hedge

    I have a 25 year old boxwood hedge which has been decimated by last year's frost and then a blight on everything else... The hedge is 30' long and about 3' high.  It will all have to go, but I am ...

  • Black Spots on Chanticleer Pear

    My ornamental pear tree, which I think is a Chanticleer, developed black spots on its leaves last year.   The tree is about 25 feet tall.   What can I do about this as I don't want to lose the ...

  • Problems with raspberry canes

    My blackberry bushes and raspberries are within 10 feet of each other.  Is this too close for the sharing of disease? The raspberry canes are producing small pebbly fruit and leaves are yellowing. I put on sulphur, have sprayed miracle ...

  • Medium height coniferous tree, for Toronto

    I am thinking about adding a couple of coniferous tree to my back yard for all-year interest and considering "Fat Albert" Colorado spruce, "Taylor Sunburst" pine, "Dragon Eye" pine or Pinus Nigra "Nana". Are there any pine particular diseases that ...

  • Woolly Aphids on house plants

    How does one get rid of a wooly aphid infestation indoors. Infected are amaryllis, clivia, and citrus plant (6 feet tall).

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