Please Save My Cherry Tree

I have a quite old cherry tree at back yard of my newly-bought home in Scarborough, ON. This tree looks very dangerous. It already had several dead brunches being cut. And at the bottom of the trunk I can see…

Thyme and Ants

Hi. I planted Thyme in my garden as ground cover. I noticed today, there are many ants around one of them. So I did dig a bit and saw many of them and some have wings. I did dig the…

Leaftier Larva – Hydrangea

Hello! I have read your three posts on Hydrangea leaftier larva. Thank you for the information. I have been diligent for the last FOUR years, removing the pod like fused leaves from my plants, and cleaning any debris from the…

Clematis and Honeysuckle

Good morning. I am planning to plant several clematis on the trellis on the left side of the deck, for the longest blooming season I can create! I am hoping that they will be happy with lower 3 feet being…

Cherry Tree -Black Knot

My cherry tree has a big knob on one of the branches I was wondering what it is. It is in full sun. We have clay soil. I think we are in zone 5 here in Schomberg ON…

Cleaning Cut Flowers

I was wondering if you had any tip on how to get cut flowers “clean” of small insects before getting into the house. I’m lucky enough that a neighbour let’s me cut a few of her beautiful peonies and lilacs…

Pear Rust

How to prevent pear rust from happening each year? Is there chemical spray can be use before it starts. If so, when can I spray? Also how to prevent decease on leaves of plum trees that make leaves curled with…

Camperdown Weeping Elm

Leaf Miner and dead branches pruned out. Always used Cygon 2. Think no longer available. 2 methods add ring around trunk or my choice was TSP full around the drip line spaced out. 1 Tea spoon of Cygon for every…

Japanese Beetle

Toronto- climbing hydrangea, afternoon sun.  What is the insect?

Bugs on the Balcony

My husband and I have a thriving little garden on our 8th floor balcony. We are growing tomatoes, cucumber, vining beans, pole beans, radishes, zucchini, kale, and a variety of flowers and herbs. However, this year there has been so…