• Brown Rust Spots on Bush Bean Plant – Cathy Goring

    Hi there, I have a three bush bean plants growing in a container. They were initially in their own individual smaller containers but I moved them to larger pot after a while. They were extremely root bound by the time…

  • Pear tree after pruning

    The pear tree in my backyard is at least 30 years old. I had it pruned for the first time ever, by an arborist, two years ago. There were signs of small scale trellis rust. The tree flowered nicely last…

  • Young Apple Tree – New Leaves Deformed

    My young apple tree-Golden Russet (B9)- has deformed leaves emerging that are also wilted at the edges. Also split bark on one of the twigs. Diagnosis and remedy? – Picture attached. Eric Krueger.

  • Container Broccoli Problem

    Hi there! I just recently discovered this resource and am very impressed – thanks for all the guidance! I have just started doing some serious container gardening this year, always been interested but never had the space until now. I’ve…

  • Recurring Fungus on Plants

    Hi, for the past 3 or 4 seasons a black fungus has attacked my peonies and more recently my lilac bushes. I’m thinking it is an airborne problem b/c even container plants on my deck seemed to “catch” this disease.…

  • Magnolia Scale

    I have a wonderful large Magnolia tree that is probably 50 years old.  It is infested with magnolia scale.  I have tried different treatments but none have worked.  What solution would you recommend?    …

  • Hydrangea Tree

    My son in Whitby has a hydrangea tree that appears to have died. How can you tell for sure and what causes it?…

  • Pear Tree

    We live near London, Ontario.  We have a large Bosc pear tree that was already in the yard when we moved in 12 years ago.  The fruit the tree bears is deformed or has dimples with a woody piece under…

  • 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 some plants have dead leaves and others have leaves with these…

  • 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…

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