• A mass on my plum tree branches

    Hello. I have noticed that there are masses growing on the branches of my plum tree. Last year someone told me that it might be harmful. I cut all the branches with the masses. This year they all grew back…

  • Alberta Spruce

    Hi I’m in Toronto (Birchmount/Danforth area). I have 3 largish Alberta spruce (the decorator kind, not trees) which were here when I took the property over nearly 5 years ago. They are at the back, north side of my property…

  • Pagoda dogwood partially covered with leaves

    I have had a pagoda dogwood shrub for about 6 years and it has always been very healthy. This year only about half of the branches have leaves on them. Some of the branches seem dead. I put shrub fertilizer…

  • Rhubarb rust

    Composted some infected leaves before I knew what it was. Can I use this compost in pots and containers without compromising the health of the plants, and/or spreading the disease…

  • Mature Manitoba Maple

    I have an Manitoba maple that is diseased at the base and is 80+ years old I believe. How can I assist the tree, extend its life and /or treat the disease? It is in my backyard, so I understand…

  • Black Tulip Magnolia problems

    We have a Monrovia Black Tulip Magnolia, now about 5 years old. The first couple of years it bloomed as promised. More recently it has started to bloom in the late summer/ fall as well as the spring. Most of…

  • Leeks

    I live in Scarborough, Ontario, and have a small vegetable garden.  Last year I got a disease in the leeks – they became all mushy and wasted away.  I believe it is due to some bug laying eggs on the…

  • Calcium for Tomato Blossom End Rot

    I live in Oakville Ont., lots of sun, loam soil which drains easily. I have trouble with a fungus which I think is Tomato Blossom End Rot. It’s a black spot on the bottom of the tomato that expands quickly…

  • How do you treat Ground that has had Blight Stricken Kerria Japonica ??

    I have taken my Tractor Driven Rotor Tiller and dug up all the dead Blight Stricken Kerria Japonica. I have raked it out of the ground and destroyed all the residue of the Blight Stricken Kerria Japonica!! What I would…

  • impatients

    Will they be available to purchase in 2016? Has the disease been taken care of? Thank You…