• Backyard Trees Infestation

    I have Apple,Pear,Cherry and grape vines.They all get infected early in the spring with black spot,scab…? The leaves on the pears get spots they later turn brown and entire branches die out.the leaves on the grape vine they grow clasters…

  • Protecting Trees and Plants from Fungus and Bugs

    Hello. First: thank you for volunteering for this site! I live in Guelph, Ontario in the beautiful downtown residential area and I have several plants and trees that have been ruined by bugs and fungus by July, August. The ones…

  • Disease on Potted Begonia

    I brought in two potted begonias from my porch when the weather turned cold, about six weeks ago. They have recently developed white spots on the leaves. Could you tell me what this is and what to do? Are other…

  • Sick Cherry Tree

    Good morning, I live in Milton and we have some fruit tree, apple and cherry trees that are not flowering. I have taken some pictures to see if you can help us. Thank you

  • Grass Problem

    Hello, I live in East York, Toronto. Over the past 3 years, I’ve had a lot of difficulty with the lawn in my small back yard. It used to be lush and green. For some reason, despite annual early spring…

  • Tatarian Maple Tree

    We have a tatarian maple tree, all the leaves have spots on them. We went to the Toronto master gardeners and they think it’s a fungus. Enclosed is a pictures for you to see. We appreciate your help to recognize…

  • Dying Begonias

    I have the large variety of begonias and planted dozens of plants. In different pots, outdoor terrace. One-by-one something is destroying the stem close to the earth and an otherwise beautiful, healthy-looking plant just falls over with the stem totally…

  • Thuya’s Top Browning

    I planted my Emerald Green Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) in a sunny spot 3 years ago.  My soil is not great, with lots of clay, but I try to make it more drainable every time I plant something.  It enjoyed healthy…

  • 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…

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