• Kerria blight

    Have removed the diseased Kerrie. Is it safe to place any other plants in the soil. Should the, soil be treated in some way before planting?…

  • Fruit Tree Disease/Pest

    Plant disease, Fruit tree infected with disease

  • Is it Safe to Plant Impatiens?

    Is it safe to plant impatiens this year?  I see they are back in the garden centres.…

  • Hornbeam Disease

    I have a hedge of about 80 hornbeam trees. They have significant number of inner branches that are dead, with black spots in them.  The branches seem to be killed by the black fungus, starting at the tip of the…

  • Brown Rust Spots on Bush Bean Plant

    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?    …