Insects on salad

Hello I hope you are doing well. I was wondering if you can help me with a bit of a worry I have. Last week I was pulling some salad (I believe escarole but not sure) from my garden as…

Bella Palm turns yellow

I have Bella Palm for a couple of years. Used to be very good but it turned yellow (and even kind of white at the centre of some leaves) in the past two months or so. I applied plant food…

Chinch bug problem in Mississauga

Good morning, I have a corner lot and I have many patches damaged by chinch bugs. Any solution? It looks awful in many spots. What can I do? Is it right time to ask lawn care company to spray next…

Unusual insect in Vancouver

Is this an invasive insect in Vancouver? Never seen him before Antennae appear ungainly Unsure footing of back legs on leaf edge Handsome black and white May be able to fly…

Fruit trees are not producing

Can you tell me the possible reasons why my apple, pear and cherry trees have no fruit this year even though they all had numerous blossoms in the spring. I have noticed numerous gypsy moths in my garden. A Norway…

Boxwood Shrubs Infested

Hi We have a Boxwood hedge that is turning brown – it seems to have suddenly worsened over the weekend. Looking at images online it looks like the leaf miner . Online resources only talk about treatment in May and…

Hedge for butterflies

What type of plant would serve best as a hedge (that would attract butterflies and bees (and hide an existing chain link fence)? -We would like it to be native to Ontario and colourful (oranges and reds?) -We are in…

Elm Leaf Beetles are eating the little Elm (Ella)

Dear learned and wise folks, Those blasted Elm Leaf Beetles are eating the little Elm in my little front yard … DAILY I pick them off three or four at a time, I spray the leafs with soap and water…

Something is eating my boxwood [caterpillars]

Hello, I have 16 mature boxwoods planted along the fence (facing east and north). 3 out of 16 plants look very very unhealthy. These 3 are located in sunny spot ( the rest are in more shady area, and some…