Purple sand cherry tree

I live in Mississauga and have a fifteen-year-0ld sand cherry tree in my front yard. In the spring and summer of this year, it started to ooze a clear liquid along the entire length of its branches that solidified into…

Mature Cedar Turning Yellow

Hi I have mature cedars which are suddenly filled with Spider Web and Moth, I keep removing the spider webs and they keep coming back. I usually Fertilize them with 30-10-10 from April to Sep but I noticed this year…

Suspicious lawn dry patches

Hi there, Back in April, we installed new sod in our front yard. A few weeks ago, the area where the new sod was installed started getting dry patches. The area where the old grass stayed does not have these…

Asters – powdery orange mold

another first for me – clouds of orange dust flying off the established Asters as i cut them back. they’re in full sun, watered regulary with a drip soaker hose, Leaside. There was orange residue everywhere. YUCK! have you any…

Garlic Stem and Bulb Nematode

Hello, I am hoping to sort out whether or not my crop has been infected with the aforementioned nematode. My plot is in the west end of Toronto(zone 6a), in a community garden. I have been growing garlic there for…

What’s wrong with my berry bushes?

I don’t know what’s wrong with my raspberry, blackberry, blueberry and honeyberry bushes and I’m afraid it’s blight. About a month ago we had to prune and ultimately destroy a pear tree that a Toronto Master Gardener confirmed (by its…

Euonymous Damage

I have extensive damage to my euonymous plant this spring, I guess caused by winter weather. Large portions of this mature shrub are brown leaved/dead. The bottom part of the shrub is fine; it’s just the top and middle. Can…

Mold on a pear tree

We found this hairy mold on the bark of our pear tree. It was only in one spot. Can you tell me please what is that? Is it dangerous for the pear tree? Do we need to spray the tree?…