• Slugs

    In my garden in Dundas, the slugs used to be oatmeal colour. Now they are orange, and a bit larger. What happened?…

  • Arrowhead plant

    I brought this plant back to life with a new pot and soil about 7 mths. ago. Then I had to do Ed’s soap and water spray for bugs and it worked. Plant is very lush and putting out new…

  • Something on my serviceberry leaf

    I planted a serviceberry shrub about 1 year ago. It came through the winter with flying colours and flowered nicely this Spring. Today I noticed that some of the new leaves, at the tips of branches, have curled up. There…

  • White Pine Aphid Treatment

    Hi, I have a 10-year-old, 16-foot white pine in my backyard. It has been doing fine for most of its life, but in the last two years has taken large amounts of damage from a heavy infestation of white pine…

  • My “mini palm” has mites

    My “mini palm” looks like it has mites – I have sprayed it with a weak soapy solution, but it doesn’t seem to be helping.…

  • Frangipani tree has bugs; will cutting it back affect blooming next year

    There are bugs on my Frangipani tree and I’m cutting off the tips with a knife to get rid of them.  Having done this, will I get blooms this coming year?…

  • Butterfly/bee gardens

    Would conditions in a small churchyard in downtown Toronto be suitable to attract butterflies and bees? The space faces north, is bordered by buildings on three sides and a busy road on the fourth, and gets about 3-4 hours of…

  • Emerald Ash Waste Disposal

    Is it safe to take fall ash leaves from the Toronto area to the Barrie area for composting purposes as there are some dead ash trees in my neighbourhood? I believe that the Emerald Ash Borer is likely within the…

  • Can anyone identify this translucent garden slug?

    Hello We took this photo of what appears to be a completely transparent slug on a leaf of the burning bush in a garden in Uxbridge, Ontario Canada. The leaves of this tree aren’t large, so the “slug” is about…

  • Ant infestation

    My lawn which is very thin (newly seeded) is covered in sand. The ants appear to building nests and are digging out the sand. This is the first time I have seen this problem. The ants are very tiny and…

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