• Killer bugs

    Hello, I have a tall perennial (6′). Not sure of the species. This is the 3rd year in a row where is being attacked by small worm like bugs. They eat away the leaves. When they are done, they depart,…

  • Please Save My Cherry Tree

    I have a quite old cherry tree at back yard of my newly-bought home in Scarborough, ON. This tree looks very dangerous. It already had several dead brunches being cut. And at the bottom of the trunk I can see…

  • Thyme and Ants

    Hi. I planted Thyme in my garden as ground cover. I noticed today, there are many ants around one of them. So I did dig a bit and saw many of them and some have wings. I did dig the…

  • Leaftier Larva – Hydrangea

    Hello! I have read your three posts on Hydrangea leaftier larva. Thank you for the information. I have been diligent for the last FOUR years, removing the pod like fused leaves from my plants, and cleaning any debris from the…

  • Clematis and Honeysuckle

    Good morning. I am planning to plant several clematis on the trellis on the left side of the deck, for the longest blooming season I can create! I am hoping that they will be happy with lower 3 feet being…

  • Cherry Tree -Black Knot

    My cherry tree has a big knob on one of the branches I was wondering what it is. It is in full sun. We have clay soil. I think we are in zone 5 here in Schomberg ON…

  • Cleaning Cut Flowers

    I was wondering if you had any tip on how to get cut flowers “clean” of small insects before getting into the house. I’m lucky enough that a neighbour let’s me cut a few of her beautiful peonies and lilacs…

  • Pear Rust

    How to prevent pear rust from happening each year? Is there chemical spray can be use before it starts. If so, when can I spray? Also how to prevent decease on leaves of plum trees that make leaves curled with…

  • Camperdown Weeping Elm

    Leaf Miner and dead branches pruned out. Always used Cygon 2. Think no longer available. 2 methods add ring around trunk or my choice was TSP full around the drip line spaced out. 1 Tea spoon of Cygon for every…

  • Japanese Beetle

    Toronto- climbing hydrangea, afternoon sun.  What is the insect?

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