Pear Tree

We live near London, Ontario.  We have a large Bosc pear tree that was already in the yard when we moved in 12 years ago.  The fruit the tree bears is deformed or has dimples with a woody piece under…

Indoor – White Fuzz on Soil

Hello. I have a few small indoor plants that have white fuzzy stuff on the top of the soil. The room is cold and dry ..could it still be fungus? I have never seen any gnats or any other insects.…

Mildew on peony leaves

My peony leaves got mildew on them and treatment didn’t work. This plant is in a winterized pot and new to me this year. Should I cut off all the leaves and throw them out to reduce chances of the…

Leaf Spot

This is an example of something that has invaded my Joe Pye plants and a new Nannyberry (viburnum). The viburnum looks very bad. The Joe Pyes will come back next year. Is this a fungus, an insect? I cannot seem…

weeds and tomato blight

I’ve been trying to get rid of weeds (Please see attached) at my backyard garden for the last several years but without any success. This year I have planted my vegetables in the bucket yet the weeds are growing and…

A mass on my plum tree branches

Hello. I have noticed that there are masses growing on the branches of my plum tree. Last year someone told me that it might be harmful. I cut all the branches with the masses. This year they all grew back…

Pagoda dogwood partially covered with leaves

I have had a pagoda dogwood shrub for about 6 years and it has always been very healthy. This year only about half of the branches have leaves on them. Some of the branches seem dead. I put shrub fertilizer…

Orange fungus growing on an oak tree

I have a large (1 foot+ across) orange fungus growing on the bark of a large oak tree. It is approx. one foot off the ground and has smooth edges. Could you tell me what it is called? Should I…

Beauty Bush (Dreamcatcher) – rust on leaves

My Beautybush seems to have a rust discolouration on the leaves, especially the ones that produced flowers, should I prune them off or cut back the whole bush? I am reluctant to spray with anything.…