• There’s a hole in my Maple

    I have a mature Norway maple on the boulevard of my property (city-owned). At the top of the trunk, just below where the tree branches out, there is a hole. For the past few years I’ve noticed ants around the…

  • Garden Uses For Old Liquor

    Can hard liquor be used in gardening? I’ve been decluttering the family home, and don’t drink alcohol, wouldn’t regift an open bottle, and don’t use it in cooking. I’ve noticed that some online gardeners use beer in the garden, but…

  • Greenhouse Pests

    Friends have a lemon tree and an orange tree in their greenhouse. They are in blossom now and infested with bugs, probably aphids. Last year they had the same problem, sprayed with Safers End-All ii; they had no fruit. What…

  • Grubs Harming Grass

    I am going to need to replace my complete front lawn. We have just purchased a house from an elderly gentleman who had not been able to do battle with grubs over the last couple of years. There is not…

  • Plant Disease or Normal?!

    Hi there, I purchased a calomondin bush for a friend whose plant I accidentally killed when I exposed it to scale. Upon bringing the new plant home, I now realize there is a white dusts on the leaves. Now I’m…

  • Discoloured and Dying Leaves on House Plant

    Two months ago my house plants were attacked by aphids or some similar bug. I sprayed them heavily and religiously with Safer’s Soap, four treatments in 28 days. Now some plants have dead leaves and others have leaves with these…

  • Small holes in my grass..no sign of grubs but there are small holes all over my lawn.

    Downtown Toronto-many black squirrels, raccoons, and rabbits for the first time. We have a dog so afraid to put cayenne in small holes. First time in 30 years that I have had these holes in my yard.…

  • Euonymus

    I live in Oakvile and have planted the mentioned plant, 4 years later…it is smaller than when purchased. Eaten by rabbits no doubt. Any rabbit free plants you can suggest, low growing shrub like with dense leaves…

  • Identify a plant

    I found this strange plant growing in my vegetable garden 2 weeks ago. Do you know what it is? It appears alien?

  • Rabbit Damage? Is this a Girdled Tree? Can it be saved?

    It looks like rabbits have made a feast of my Japanese Maples last winter and stripped 75% of the bark off my Red Dragon which subsequently died. The Waterfall Maple had put out leaves this spring but I am concerned…

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