Magnolia scale problem

I have a saucer magnolia with a serious magnolia scale problem growing on my property. In each of the last couple of years there has been a paper wasp nest that I have seen up in a different tree situated…

Worms in apples

I’m in Vaughan and I have an apple tree that produces very delicious crunchy fresh fruit. My problem is the worms. What can I do? The organic, blemish free apples in the grocery store seem like a miracle!…

My pussy willow leaves are turning brown, I feel I am loosing it

Two weeks ago, I asked a question here (https://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/askagardener/my-pussy-willow-leaves-are-turning-brown/) about my pussy willow. From that moment, I put it in the sunlight whenever it was sunny (unfortunately we did not have too many sunny days), and water it every other…

Norfolk Island Pine red-brown tips and scab-like wound

I’ve had my indoor Norfolk Island pine for a little over a year and, since January, he’s been showing weird reddish brown tips, brown spots directly on the branches, and a strang scab-like wound on one of his trunks. I’m…

Plant ID- STATS ONLY

Hi, I moved into an old townhouse in Toronto a couple of months back. The backyard is in a neglected state with a few straggly bushes. And come spring I am trying to decide which ones could be invasive and…

This damage repeats every year! My hydrangeas NEED help.

I have a white Hydrangea in my backyard. Come into blossom quite early in spring. BUT, after the white flowers come out, they soon are eaten by some insects. Could you give me some instructions to resolve this problem please?…

Uncovering Hydrangeas

I covered my hydrangeas with shrub covers in November, as instructed I piled dried leaves over the plants before securing the cover. The covers do provide light and moisture. I am now wondering when is a good time to remove…

My pussy willow leaves are turning brown

A few weeks ago, I bought a pussy willow plant and it was growing fast and nice. But now it is about one week that I can see it’s leaves are turning brown, especially on the head of the leaves.…

Backyard privacy

Our West facing back garden now looks into two modern houses with such enormous windows we can see straight through the houses. An 18 to 20 ft. Cedar hedge was replaced with an 8 ft wooden fence. I would like…