Hostas going mushy

Thank you for providing this service. I live in Markham, climate zone 6a with clay soil. The hostas in question are under a black walnut, so the area is currently sunny, but will be shady once the tree’s leaves come…

Dying Begonias

I have the large variety of begonias and planted dozens of plants. In different pots, outdoor terrace. One-by-one something is destroying the stem close to the earth and an otherwise beautiful, healthy-looking plant just falls over with the stem totally…

Holes in artichoke roots

I am cultivating artichokes 2 years now and this year I noticed that in some of them the leaves turned yellow and they stopped growing. I opened some roots and saw in every root a black hole.  I am not…