Cedar Hedge

We have just moved in to a house that has an old cedar hedge which is dying at various places.  It has holes in it.  The branches where it is dying has a speckle of white on it.  How do…

Boxwood Leafminers

I noticed leaves with yellowy blotches and opened a few up to find tiny yellowish-orange larvae inside. I think I have boxwood leafminers. As it is only mid-May, is it too early to shear the boxwoods? What time is best…

Columbine Leaf Miner

I had a number of Columbine that were affected by leaf miner last year. Am hoping to manage the problem without pesticides this year. Is there a recommended course of action beyond removing affected foliage promptly, and do you think…

Swiss chard – leaves look burned

I have swiss chard growing in a pot. Tag says it needs full sun but the leaves look burned when I put it in sun. It has good soil mix and a big enough pot. I don’t wet the leaves…

Chard- Drying Out? Insect Damage?

HI, I’m in Toronto, the chard is growing in a raised garden bed. I’ve built up the soil using compost, sheep manure and black soil. There is a garden wall to the East that puts the bed in shadow until…

Swiss Chard Woes

Hello, I am planting swiss chard on my backyard of north york for two weeks since I bought them. I do not know why the leaves got yellow recently. Can you please help me?

disease on chard: cocoons..

The leaves get a disease on them, looks perhaps like a fungus. however, I saw today a small yellow cocoon embedded in the leaf where it had turned very thin and gray. And on the back side white spots which…