Viburnum Mohican “pests”

I have two mature viburnum bushes in my backyard and every year the leaves are being eaten by small grey-ish insects (a bit smaller than a maggot) and the leaves are turned into “skeletons”. I have done some research and…

Why are my vegetable plants getting damaged?

Hi all, I have started plants indoors from seed, then hardened them off in a cold frame, and just planted them out into my vegetable bed in my back garden. The plants had been fine and looked very healthy all…

Thin black patch on apple tree

Hi I noticed this on a branch of my September ruby apple, I live in Saskatoon. I’m hoping you might be able to identify it and if it needs treating. It’s a thin black layer, almost like mildew, that you…

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?…

black bugs on calendula flower stems

Hello, My calendula flower stems keep getting these small black bugs that I cannot get rid of. What causes it and how can I avoid them? Are the seeds stil good to be gathered even though they sometimes are full…

Wisteria leaves turning yellow

My wisteria plant was doing just fine then got spider-mite, I sprayed it with a mixture of dish soap and water, and now two weeks later it seems not to be growing and the leaves are turning blotchy yellow. I…

Flea Beetles

I am getting ready to plant radishes, arugula and lettuce in raised planters with potting soil.  Last year my radishes and arugula were attacked by Flea beetles.  Is there anything I can do to prevent and control them?  I live…

Euonymus Tree Rejuvenation?

I live in Barrie, ON. I have a euonymus tree that is not doing well this year at all. It did have some green leaves and new growth in the spring, but those have since shriveled and fallen off (see…

Small Yellow Bumps on Outdoor Flowering Vine

  One of my outdoor plants – a flowering, climbing vine – started to show some tiny little yellow bumps growing on the vines and leaves. I’ve attached two photos. I’m not sure what these bumps are, or what they…