Elm beetle

My elm has many leaves full of holes and after inspecting it I saw a lay of pulpas and prepulpae around the base of the fence next to the tree. How can I get rid of it, can I just…

12-3/4” Caterpillar Eating Creeping Jenny

A grey/green with a dark stripe, 3/4” long caterpillar has decimated my Creeping Jenny in just a few days. When I pick them off they form a tiny ball which I then destroy. Have you….. Suggestions…other than hand picking? Is…

Gardenia problems

Hello, I don’t know the name of my plant but the flowers are white and have banana like smell. It was in a shady area outside, I moved the pot to a sunny location(Toronto). All the flowers didn’t open and…

Gooseberries

Asking from Athabasca, AB. I have a gooseberry bush and the fruit of late seems to be infested with some sort of bug that has bored into the fruit or was laid prior to the fruit being formed. In the…

Cherry blossom tree diseased?

Hi there. I have some type of blossoming tree which was beautiful early spring. But once it lost its blossoms it has really suffered. It looks like some kind of fungus or disease. Any advice?…

Insect on Serviceberry shrubs

Good morning – I’m hoping you can help me with identification and eradication of an insect which leaves a white web on my largest Serviceberry, as well as eating the leaves on all 3 of my bushes. On two occasions…

What is this and how do I get rid of it?

Hello, I have a number of house plants in containers that I have had for years (I don’t know what they are called but I have attached pics below). I have just noticed recently, have this white powdery spots on…

My hydrangeas are dying

The hydrangeas that were planted last September have tiny black bugs on them, the buds are not opening up and are curling up and drying and there are some small uneven holes on some of the leaves as well as…

Gnats in houseplants

My indoor snake plant has been infested with gnats. I have tried several natural suggestions, the latest a neam oil solution. It is quite large, but I removed the interior pot only to discover the gnats escaping from the bottom.…

Rose Stem Boring Insects

I live in Woodstock Ontario and I have been having trouble with boring insects doing significant damage to roses and lilacs as well as my other woody plants. I am now debating whether I should even prune my roses because…