• Ornamental Cherry Trees

    Our ornamental cherry tree has some dead branches in it, which were there last year too. I think the two very cold winters we had might be the cause. I have been water, water, watering and have added fertilizing spikes…

  • Fertilizing Fruit Trees

    Last year I planted two pear trees on my back lawn and this year for the first time the trees have blossoms. Although I have fertilized my lawn, I suspect that this may not be enough for the trees. Could…

  • Fruit Tree Spray

    Have been using Wilson’s fruit tree spray-no longer available-what can be used as an alternative for apple & pear trees? Thanks, Hugh…

  • Grapes and dwarf fruit varieties

    I am looking for varieties of fruits to plant in my garden. would you be able to tell me the good varieties (names) for each fruit that I have given below. I live in Northern Scarborough. (I am NOT asking…

  • Bordeaux Mixture or Lime Sulphur?

    I’ve been reading about dormant sprays for fruit trees, and it seems the two main options are a mix of dormant oil and lime sulphur, or Bordeaux mixture. I have apple, nectarine, and quince trees that are young and I…

  • Starting a Garden in Winter

    I am a journalism student at Humber College working on an assignment on starting gardens in winter. Can someone provide information on this particularly the benefits of starting in winter? Also, I’ve heard that fruit trees in the GTA are…

  • Cankers on Dwarf Peach and Chokecherry

    Hello, cankers have started to develop on these two trees. I first noticed it this summer with the Chokecherry. It was a beautiful tree approximately 14 feet high. One evening the main trunk collapsed into a neighbours garden. When we…

  • Air layering (apple trees)

    Air layering 6″ thick apple tree branches, can it be done?…

  • Sick Pear Tree

    Hello, I have attached a photo of pear tree leaves from a tree in our yard. The leaves have orange and black spots with the occasional holes. Can you identify what the pear tree may be affected by?

  • Fruit Trees

    I have a pear tree that seems to be afflicted with something. The soil generally has a clay base and the tree is in an open space that gets lots of seun. Wet and dry condition would be reflective of…

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