• Ninebark mildew

    I planted a Coppertina Ninebark two and a half years ago and it has been suffering from what I think might be powdery mildew. Its leaves are withering. How do I get rid of the mildew? The bush is shaded…

  • White fungus? on soil

    Hi, I am trying to grow basil from seed and about a week ago shoots appeared. When the soil in the pot got dry, I watered it but now a strange white film, which I am guessing is fungus, has…

  • Pear Tree

    In the last 2 years my pear tree has had its leaves covered with orange discolouring and no pears are produced. Tiny mites are visible.  Other trees in the neighbourhood have been affected.  Can the tree be saved and/or cured…

  • Spraying

    Is it necessary to spray a peach tree and if so what would be considered organic and safe?…

  • Cherry Tree Disease – Canker

    I have a cherry tree (Stella).  Its 14 years old and I’ve found out it has canker.  One is pretty significant and another two are on the branch collar of the lowest branches.  Can you tell me what I should…

  • White spots on Orchid soil

    There are white spots in the soil and on the roots of my moth orchid?  What are they and how do I get rid of them?…

  • Indoor Weeping Fig is dropping its leaves

    My weeping fig is diseased. Its leaves are turning yellow and falling off. They will drop off if touched. There is a white, waxy substance at the base of each leaf. What should I do?    …

  • Blue Spruce Decline

    I have 2 blue Spruce (not sure which cultivar) that are showing browning of the tips (see pictures) They are growing on the south side of the house in Aurora. There is some shade from the Ash to the south…

  • Emerald green cedar turning brown

    My landscaper planted several 6-feet cedar last year. Three browned and died. He replaced them last April. Now the same three start to brown again. I watered them everyday in the summer to make sure they are not dry. The…

  • Dwarf Alberta Spruce black stems

    Hi, this is truly the worst year for problems with plants in my garden…My Dwarf Alberta Spruce all of a sudden developed blackening of the stems and I had to remove some branches. It looks like a pest or a…