Wisteria leaves turning yellow

My wisteria plant was doing just fine then got spider-mite, I sprayed it with a mixture of dish soap and water, and now two weeks later it seems not to be growing and the leaves are turning blotchy yellow. I…

Pests on Cherry Tree

Hello, We have a beautiful and large cherry tree. The tree produces a lot of fruit. Unfortunately, we have these small worms in the fruit (white-ish, sometimes kind of see through). The tree has buds now. How can we ensure…

Large two-sided ulcer on a peach tree

Hello, would you please help me to heal my poor peach tree?  It produces an excellent harvest and is only 4 years old.  Two years ago everything started with a very small sore.  Now this tree is literally bleeding.  The…

Small Spring Flower in Lawn

This small blue flower appears each spring in our lawn. It is a low plant in a sunny location on clay soil. The leaves are triangular and scalloped and paired on the stem. There are 4 petals on the flower.…

Rose Stem Boring Insects

I live in Woodstock Ontario and I have been having trouble with boring insects doing significant damage to roses and lilacs as well as my other woody plants. I am now debating whether I should even prune my roses because…

Small Cedar Hedge Shows Possible Winter Animal Damage

These young cedars are at the cottage.  I returned this spring to find that they are all clipped with neat little 45 degree angle cuts – it looks like someone used pruners.  All of the branches and tips that are…

Squirrels

Every year I have a terrible problem with squirrels.  They eat just about everything that I grow including hot peppers.  I grew ghost peppers last year thinking that surely they won’t touch those.  They would pull them off, put them…

Flea Beetles

I am getting ready to plant radishes, arugula and lettuce in raised planters with potting soil.  Last year my radishes and arugula were attacked by Flea beetles.  Is there anything I can do to prevent and control them?  I live…

Growth on Smoke Tree – Help

I have a smoke tree in my small back yard. It’s about 20 years old. This spring I notice many black growths on branches (see picture). The tree is in a corner that is shaded, although the tree stretches up…

Wisteria has White Fungus

Thank you so much for your quick response. Here is what the fungus looks like. On closer inspection, I do see a bit of yellow/orangeish colouring, but I believe that to be ‘weathering’ rather the colour of the fungus. I…