Norfolk pine

Hi thank you for your assistance. I am in an errand climate in Colorado near Denver and I have had in Norfolk Pine for 10 years. It has been happily growing in a bay window with lots of indirect light.it…

Manure as a deterent? –

I’ll do anything to discourage the critters visiting the yard, since I see their footprints, and their body hair shedding. I’m sure a racoon dragged a bag of stale bread under the back stairs, as a hideaway, from a neighbour’s…

Sooty mould on ponytail palm

Hi- You diagnosed my palm with sooty mould. (see link below) Have washed and wiped the plant and removed the dead stems which are primarily on the lower stems. The mould is primarily where the leaf joins the main trunk.The…

Tiny black flying bugs

Hello: Our house is filled with tiny black flying bugs, which fly not just around the plants, but throughout the house; they are attracted to light. In the summer, I put most of my houseplants outside, and bring them inside…

Sooty Mould on Ponytail palm

Hi- Have has this plant for over 30 years- put it out on the patio in the summer and winter it inside. Great a lot this summer, has been in this container for 1.5 years. Lower leaves are yellowing- at…

Spider mites on Majestic Palms

Hi, There are white legged worms on the surface soil of majestic palms…Do you know what that is. I tried spraying rubbing alcohol mixture. I assume these are pests. Any tips on how to get rid of themÉ Thank you.…

Birds of Paradise

Hello we are following up with you about our bird of paradise that got burnt in the summer. Please see attached the leaf with almost a rust lik aspect, some black marking on the stem and a bend on the…

Corkscrew hazel infection

Hi Toronto Master Gardeners, I have spotted a mold or fungi growing on the backside of the leaves of my green corkscrew hazel and wanted to know what it is. while I have spotted the filbert blight in the past…

Peperomia wilting

Hi there, My previously very healthy and thriving emerald ripple peperomia is suddenly and swiftly wilting. I can find no pest problem with it, and it was recently sprayed with a insecticidal soap as precaution, and it’s in the same…

Verticillium Wilt dispose of fall leaves?

I have a Japanese maple with Verticillium wilt. It is doing okay for now and dropping its fall leaves. I don’t know what to do with those leaves, though. Can they be put into the city compost collection. What do…