• Digiplexis- Pest infestation

    I have two digiplexis plants. They are not hardy here. I’ve had them for 3 years. This year they were infested by house flies when I had them out in the garden. I don’t know where the house flies lived…

  • Coneflowers Lack Petals

    Former southern Ont resident now in zone 3. Have several clumps of Magnus or Ruby Star Echinacea. Last year some clumps (in part sun) have green cones but lack petals.  Happened again this year. Is it a virus and if…

  • Curculio

    Hello, I’m looking for tactics I can use against curculios attacking my Walnut trees (black walnut, English walnut, and heartnut). The weevil lays eggs into developing nutlets and new growth. I pick up aborted nutlets and prune off infected foliage…

  • Use of Systemic Pesticide – Imidacloprid – to treat mealybugs on cacti

    I have an extensive cacti collection with some almost 20 years old. They spend the summer outside and the winter they are dormant in the basement. This past winter the mealybugs got out of hand, and while I was able…

  • Rose chafer beetles

    I have been picking and drowning these monsters by the thousands for 3 years but they persist. Is there some type of trap that I can make? I have a large property so could attract them away from the the…

  • Globe Blue Spruce

    black caterpillars all over bush…killing needles …how do I save this bush?…

  • Are leafhoppers common on Rising Sun Redbud

    I have this tiny long green insect (about 3mm) on the underside of my Rising Sun Redbud leaves. From my research, it appears to look very similar to a leafhopper. Are leafhoppers common on Redbuds and in Ontario. What would…

  • 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…

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