• Mealy Bugs on Yews

    Hi there, I was planning to get rid of a yew next year because it has an ungainly shape when I discovered it has a terrible infestation of mealy bugs. I started to treat the infestation with water sprays and…

  • Annabelle Hydrangea has stunted growth

    I’ve had an Annabelle Hydrangea in the same location for since 1990. It’s in the shade, under my neighbour’s large maple tree (the neighbour’s yard is three feet higher than mine). I don’t usually water my garden, but Annabelle seems…

  • Sudden Infestation of a Blue Spruce

    Hello, we have two dwarf blue spruce plants in our front yard and our neighbour has a very similar plant that she says is a “tree” rather than a dwarf – I’m not sure of the differences, but hers when…

  • Fruit Tree Problem

    I’m in mid town Toronto and my peach and apricot trees are barely growing leaves. Seems like a bug has gotten to them but there are a few fruits sprouting. We sprayed it with a natural solution we got from…

  • Magnolia Shrub (approx. 14 inches high and 20 inches wide.)

    the leaves look like a bug is eating leaves (chewing edge of leaves and into leaf) also very few flower bubs. Shrub is about 5 years old. Also some brown and black spots.…

  • Small Bugs Eating Shrubs

    I have an unidentified shrub? in the front that is getting hit with small catepillar like bugs. Not sure of the species of eithe the plant or the pests. Have been in the house for 3 years. The first year…

  • Fruit Tree Disease/Pest

    Plant disease, Fruit tree infected with disease

  • Clematis

    Something is cutting off my 20 year old clematis stems near the growing tips. Diatomaceous earth has not helped. I have not seen this problem ever before. Only one of my multiple clemati is affected. It is trained onto an…

  • Unwanted Digging

    I have a small north-facing garden in East York. I have no grass. (My neighbours have grass with lots of grubs.) Something has been digging in the soil of my gardens. When I pulled up some thyme that had been…

  • Red Beetles on Tiger Lilies

    I have two questions: My lilies are spread apart and I would like to know what to plant around and under them? Also I have those annoying red beetles which I try to pick off daily.  I used to use…