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…

Squirrels

Every year I have a terrible problem with squirrels.  They eat just about everything that I grow including hot peppers.  I grew ghost peppers last year thinking that surely they won’t touch those.  They would pull them off, put them…

White Spots on Rhodo Leaves

IMG_2237.JPG The leaves on my dwarf rhododendron have little white spots. What is the cause and how do I treat it?…

Tree Damage by Squirrels

The snow has melted, and I find ample tree branch clippings around the bases of my trees, in particular Evergreen. They have been pruned off by the squirrels. I noticed a comment here about using Skoot as a deterrent. It…

Digiplexis- Pest infestation

I have two digiplexis plants. They are not hardy here. I’ve had them for 3 years. This year they were infested by house flies when I had them out in the garden. I don’t know where the house flies lived…

Coneflowers Lack Petals

Former southern Ont resident now in zone 3. Have several clumps of Magnus or Ruby Star Echinacea. Last year some clumps (in part sun) have green cones but lack petals.  Happened again this year. Is it a virus and if…

Curculio

Hello, I’m looking for tactics I can use against curculios attacking my Walnut trees (black walnut, English walnut, and heartnut). The weevil lays eggs into developing nutlets and new growth. I pick up aborted nutlets and prune off infected foliage…